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GoDaddy Donates $500,000 To Haiti Cause Of The Earthquake

Go Daddy is donating a half-a-million dollars to help victims of yesterday's earthquake in Haiti. Go Daddy's philanthropic CEO and Founder Bob Parsons initiated the move immediately after learning about the high magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

"The moment we saw the news, we knew we had to help," Parsons said. "This devastating earthquake killed thousands and thousands of people and conditions for survivors are deplorable. Those of us not affected by this disaster need to step up - we at Go Daddy feel it's our duty to lead the way."

Today Go Daddy sent a check for $500,000 to Hope for Haiti, an organization committed to making a difference in Haiti by focusing on education, nutrition and healthcare.

Go Daddy is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. and is the world's largest domain name registrar and a leading Web hosting provider. The Web giant is bigger than its five closest competitors combined and in spite of its reputation for edgy commercials, Go Daddy has leveraged its success to help others again and again over the years.

In fact, Go Daddy has a history of jumping in to help generate financial support for victims of natural disasters, including contributions to Thailand tsunami victims in 2004, Katrina hurricane victims in 2005 and Iowa flood victims in 2008. Last year alone, Go Daddy donated nearly $2.5 million to a wide variety of charities, including those aimed at medical research, domestic violence and education.

Go Daddy has more than 7.5 million customers around the world, including in Haiti.

Released Date: Oct. 27, 2010, 2:58 a.m.