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Go Daddy Awards Big Bucks in SmartSpace Contest

May 18, 2009 by  

Webmaster ToolsSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Turning a domain name into a Web site should not be intimidating — even if you don’t have any technical skills. That’s why Go Daddy created SmartSpace — an extremely affordable Web site building tool that quickly and easily allows a domain name to be transformed into a Web site — packed with a person’s favorite content — in just a few clicks.

Jerry Fleming’s DenverSportsBlog.com is a great example. Fleming had been looking for a way to turn his passion for the Denver sports scene into an online business, but he couldn’t figure out how to make it happen until he discovered SmartSpace.

“Before I started using Go Daddy, I had great ideas but no way to put them together,” said Fleming. “With SmartSpace, I put together a professional-looking site quickly and with no graphic design schooling. What started as a fun side project now has paid advertisers and regular contributors.”

Fleming earned 5,000 bucks for telling that story and entering Go Daddy’s SmartSpace contest!

In March and April, Go Daddy put out the call asking the company’s SmartSpace users to describe the creative ways they have used the Web builder and then awarded $25,000 in prize money for the most creative submissions. Fleming and 12 other SmartSpace customers won.

Go Daddy’s SmartSpace makes creating a personal or potentially profit-making Web site simple for anyone with a Go Daddy domain name. SmartSpace customers can personalize their Web site with photos, videos, blogs, RSS feeds, even material from social media sites like Digg, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

“It was impressive to see all the different uses of SmartSpace people submitted for our contest,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “As easy as this is to use, anyone who ever wanted a Web site, but was worried about having to be tech savvy to get it done, can just throw those worries out the window!”

In all, three grand prize winners were awarded $5,000 each. Another 10 runners-up were awarded $1,000 each. Go Daddy awarded all 13 winners free use of SmartSpace for life!

Grand Prize Winners:
• DenverSportsBlog.com
• ShirleyHank.com
• oNoItsMatt.com

Top 10 Runners-Up:
• CookingWithJolene.com
• WaltPitts.com
• McNeillies.info
• GarnaModa.com
• JohnnyLozoya.com
• BillyWillis.com
• CheeseInTheDesert.com
• RonChambers.me
• Alabamilton.com
• ConnectWithMegan.com

To learn more about SmartSpace, click here.

Go Daddy is a world leader in domain registration, Web hosting and design and new SSL certificates, which are used to keep Web sites secure. Go Daddy offers 50+ products backed by 24/7 industry-best customer care to make enhancing your image online quick, easy and affordable.

To learn more, go to www.GoDaddy.com.

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 35 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2008, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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