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January 15, 2019

GoDaddy Furthers Commitment to Open Internet with Sponsorship of AdoptOpenJDK

GoDaddy to serve as key technology provider for open source version of Java™

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced its support of AdoptOpenJDK, an organization providing prebuilt open source OpenJDK™ binaries. As part of this sponsorship, GoDaddy will become AdoptOpenJDK's key technology provider, delivering in-kind hosting and infrastructure services. GoDaddy will also move its products to OpenJDK™, an open source version of Java™.

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GoDaddy's move to the open source version of Java is aligned with the company's commitment to supporting a free and open internet. Java™, formally launched in January 1996, has been a foundation for much of the commercial Internet and runs many of the services consumers depend upon to browse freely online. AdoptOpenJDK is a community of Java developers, user group members, and vendors who are advocates of OpenJDK™, the open source project which forms the basis of the Java programming language.

"GoDaddy supports an open access Internet because our 18 million customers depend on the open and equal nature of the Internet to compete with enterprises and corporations with more resources," says Charles Beadnall, Chief Technology Officer at GoDaddy. "With this sponsorship, we're proud to provide further support for open-source software and our community of entrepreneur customers."

GoDaddy joins AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Slack, and other technology leaders supporting AdoptOpenJDK.

"AdoptOpenJDK is delighted to welcome GoDaddy as a Tier-1 Supporter. With GoDaddy's infrastructure support and expertise in security, AdoptOpenJDK will continue to fulfill its mission providing technically sound, vendor-neutral, free distributions of OpenJDK for the public good for years to come," says Martijn Verburg, co-founder of AdoptOpenJDK. "GoDaddy has shown that it truly understands the importance of open-source software by supporting communities like AdoptOpenJDK, thereby ensuring long-term continuity for its customers and the broader ecosystem."

About AdoptOpenJDK
AdoptOpenJDK is a community of Java user group members, Java developers and vendors who are advocates of OpenJDK, the open source project which forms the basis of the Java programming language and platform.

AdoptOpenJDK provides an open and reproducible build & test system for the OpenJDK project across multiple platforms. Allowing end users to have a free, reliable source of OpenJDK binaries for all platforms. To learn more about this community and the OpenJDK binaries AdoptOpenJDK produces, visit

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With over 18 million customers worldwide and more than 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit

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