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First Data & Go Daddy Introduce Go Daddy Payment Solutions

First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, and Web hosting giant Go Daddy, a one-stop shop for small businesses looking to leverage the power of the Internet, today announced Go Daddy Payment Solutions. The application is designed to better serve the electronic payment needs of the small business community.

Go Daddy customers will be able to leverage Go Daddy Payment Solutions to process eCommerce transactions online. Go Daddy gives customers the ability to go from an idea to a full-blown Web presence – including a website, shopping cart and online payment acceptance – in a few simple steps.

“We’re extremely excited about the opportunity to combine the payment and technology assets of First Data with the market presence of an online leader like Go Daddy,” said Neal Korzekwinski, senior vice president, Strategic Partner Acquisition and Management, First Data. “We view Go Daddy as everything that is online commerce—domain registration, Web hosting, eCommerce—and believe they hold an industry-leading position in everything that they do.”

Go Daddy has nearly 11 million customers, manages more than 54 million domain names and hosts more than 5 million websites. Because of the variety of services Go Daddy offers backed by its world-class support, many of its small businesses customers consider Go Daddy their IT partner.

Results from a recent study, 2012 First Data Universal Commerce Merchant Tracker, illustrate that small merchants are embracing technology to stay ahead. The study found that nearly half of all small merchants believe adopting new payment and marketing technologies are important to stay competitive. Of the small merchants surveyed, 86 percent have a website and nearly half offer online shopping. Of those currently without a website, almost two-thirds of merchants plan to launch one soon.

“Go Daddy’s main focus is to help small businesses get bigger without investing a lot of time, money or energy,” said Neil Proctor, senior director of Development, Go Daddy. “First Data’s payment processing gives Go Daddy customers the chance to quickly enable credit card payments online, expanding their revenue growth opportunities exponentially. The best part is, if customers have any questions, they can reach out to Go Daddy’s world-class customer service to get them answered quickly.”

To find out more about Go Daddy Payment Solutions, please visit http://www.godaddy.com/ecommerce/merchant-services.aspx.

About Go Daddy

Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL certificate provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to 451 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Fall 2012) and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2012, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com/PR

About First Data

Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. More information about the company is available on FirstData.com as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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