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GoDaddy Joins Newly Unified Node.js Foundation

06/18/2015

Membership Signals Latest Milestone in GoDaddy's Support for Node.js

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced that it has joined the newly formed Node.js Foundation. Pledging support to the Foundation's mission to grow and evolve the Node.js platform, which is essential to GoDaddy products and platforms, GoDaddy has joined the combined Node.js and io.js developer communities as a member of the newly merged, collaborative forum.

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Joining the Foundation as an official member signals a further milestone for GoDaddy in backing open source technology like Node.js as it seeks to put the power of advanced technology within reach of every small business worldwide. GoDaddy uses Node.js in numerous parts of its infrastructure, from developer APIs to its website building tools.

Dedicated to driving the Node.js cause forward, GoDaddy acquired Node.js startup Nodejitsu in February 2015. In addition to bolstering its participation within the open source community, this strategic acquisition has accelerated GoDaddy's migration from traditional hosting infrastructure to that based on the Node server-side JavaScript framework. With the use of Node.js, GoDaddy is now serving hundreds of thousands of small businesses' websites, replacing legacy hosting platforms. The move to Node.js is improving customers' performance by 4X and has reduced server infrastructure costs by 10X.

"We're joining the Node.js Foundation because of our ongoing shared vision for Node.js. At GoDaddy, we see widespread adoption and accelerated development of Node.js as key to its future as both an ecosystem and a community," said Charlie Robbins, ?Director of Engineering at GoDaddy. "That we've already deployed Node.js in our hosting business is a testament to our support. Our membership of the new Foundation highlights our intention to now share the skills, benefits and lessons we learned with the community, help break new ground and continue to campaign for its success."

"We're excited to welcome GoDaddy to the Node.js Foundation and for the part it will play helping to advance this rapidly growing platform and community," said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation. "An increasing number of large enterprises, GoDaddy included, are rapidly adopting Node.js as a server-side platform for mobile apps. Node.js Foundation's members will help us strengthen and empower this newly unified community."

This announcement reiterates GoDaddy's commitment to the open source community following recent news of its sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation.

For more information about Node.js Foundation, please visit: http://nodejs.org

Node.js Foundation is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. By spreading the collaborative DNA of the largest collaborative software development project in history, The Linux Foundation provides the essential collaborative and organizational framework so project hosts can focus on innovation and results. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects span the enterprise, mobile, embedded and life sciences markets and are backed by many of the largest names in technology. For more information about Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects, please visit: http://collabprojects.linuxfoundation.org/

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 13 million customers worldwide and more than 59 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com

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Nick Fuller, 602.420.4435, nfuller@GoDaddy.com

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