SOURCE: PodShow, Inc.

August 29, 2006 07:00 ET

PodShow Offers Custom Domains via GoDaddy.com

Podcasters Can Now Establish Personalized Web Addresses With PodShow+

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- PodShow, Inc. and GoDaddy.com® are making it easier for podcasters to create personalized Web site domain names to promote their shows, helping these independent programs attract and expand their audience via the PodShow+™ service available at PodShow.com.

The quick and easy PodShow+ account creation Web form now includes the option to purchase and register a domain name via GoDaddy.com. As PodShow+ users progress through the program registration process, GoDaddy.com's integrated services will recommend available domain names based on the user or show name. Users can also depend on high-quality delivery and free hosting, as well as advanced production and promotion tools included with their PodShow+ account.

"Having a separate domain identity within a large and popular social media network is critical -- PodShow is pleased to work with GoDaddy.com to offer this key capability to fans and producers alike," said Ron Bloom, co-founder and CEO of PodShow, Inc. "This is a great example of an innovative brand providing more than just messages to consumers -- GoDaddy.com is extending and integrating their services into the PodShow+ experience, contributing to the easy and natural process in which PodShow+ users discover, share and create content."

The relationship between PodShow™ and GoDaddy.com, initiated through a network-wide promotion of GoDaddy.com services, started in January as part of PodShow's Advertising 2.0 initiative emphasizing one brand with many voices. PodShow is the easiest way to discover, share and create independently produced media; GoDaddy.com is the leading registrar of domain names and related Web site services.

"Together with Podshow, we are creating innovative, entertaining advertising opportunities and compelling brand marketing. I'm pleased we've taken the relationship a step further," said Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of The Go Daddy Group, Inc., who is a podcaster himself with his program, Life Online™ (http://www.lifeonline.com/gdshop/radio/default.asp) with Bob Parsons. "Helping podcasters to register a domain name as part of the PodShow+ service creates a simplified process, helping these independent producers to extend their audience reach with a unique, memorable Web site address."

In the past 18 months, podcasting has emerged as the most popular mode of digital media consumption, with an audience of millions. As a result, the explosion of independently produced content has created an audience-driven demand for broader distribution and accessibility of the best in independently produced media.

About PodShow+

Debuting in public beta on July 4, 2006, PodShow+ is the first social media network created to enable independently produced media and fans of unique content to converge in a user experience that enables communication and interaction through video and audio, in addition to all of the standard online tools and application. PodShow+ incorporates the best of PodShow's family of leading directories, destination and communities, providing the platform for social media of all types -- video, animation, music, blogs -- to proliferate, mingle, mix and mash.

About PodShow, Inc.

The PodShow Podcast Network is the world's premier network in podcasting, assembling the leading communities in podcasting, as well as a host of the most popular personalities and shows. PodShow offers professional production and directory services to major media companies and traditional businesses. PodShowPDN™ is the first high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting, delivering a comprehensive creation, production, delivery and monetization solution for independent podcasters and mainstream media companies. PodShow+ makes independently produced media more accessible to an audience of millions, provides resources for podcast producers, and enables marketers to take part in the podcast explosion. Built on the PodShow+ platform and available through AOL AIM Pro, PodShowPRO™ enables professionals to extend the full power of podcasting to their companies, customers and key constituents. In every way, the company has greatly simplified the production experience for artists and listeners around the world. PodShow is a privately held company, backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital and Sherpalo Ventures. For more on PodShow, visit: http://www.podshow.com, and for all queries visit: http://www.podshow.com/terms/contactus.php.

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 and Web site hosting services, as well as a broad array of on-demand and other services. The Go Daddy Group is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar and has more than 14.7 million domain names under management. Go Daddy is also North America's largest shared Web site hosting provider. During the final six months of 2005, The Go Daddy Group registered approximately one-third of all domain names registered in the top five generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info.

PodShow, PodShow+, PodShowPRO, Podsafe Music and PodShowPDN are trademarks of PodShow, Inc. GoDaddy.com is a trademark of The GoDaddy Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • PodShow Contact:
    Aaron Burcell
    Email Contact
    (ph) 415-247-8600
    (m) 650-740-3134

    GoDaddy Contact:
    Elizabeth L. Driscoll
    Email Contact
    (ph) 480-505-8878
    (m) 480-766-3794