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Building an Online Presence With Go Daddy in China is Now Easier

February 18, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Go Daddy is adapting to its growing customer base in China by offering Alipay, China’s leading payment platform with more than 270 million registered users [1].

The world’s largest domain name registrar is making building and maintaining an online presence easier for customers in China with this new addition.


“We already have thousands of customers in China,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “Offering Alipay just makes doing business online with us that much easier — and that’s important to us.”

China has experienced explosive growth of Internet users and their adoption of new technologies. According to the China Internet Network Information Center, China is home to more than 384 million Internet users.

Alipay facilitates approximately five million online payments daily totaling more than $180 million in total transaction volume. [1] What sets Alipay apart from other online payment platforms is Alipay holds funds in escrow until the product is received, making it a more popular and trusted option.

“Alipay is delighted to provide secure third-party online payment support to Go Daddy users,” said Polo Shao, president of Alipay. “Ensuring safe and convenient payment for our customers is Alipay’s number one priority.”

Go Daddy customers are now also able to register Chinese-character .ORG domain names. Several other Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) have been available for .ORG domains since 2005, but the addition of Chinese-character .ORG is great news for customers in this region who are now able to register .ORG domains in their language.

A worldwide leader in Web hosting and SSL certificates, Go Daddy further expanded its international presence last year when it opened a European Data Center in the Netherlands. Offering Alipay is just one of the ways Go Daddy is expanding throughout Asia.

Of the more than 7.5 million Go Daddy customers, 20 percent are located outside the United States.

In addition to Alipay, Go Daddy also accepts credit cards, PayPal, personal checks and cash under the GoodAsGold option for its products and services.

To learn how to easily and affordably build and enhance your online presence, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

To learn more about Alipay, visit market.alipay.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 39 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 2009, 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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