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Hours: 24/7 and Go Daddy Enter Into Patent Cross-License Agreement

Jan. 20, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:WWWW) and The Go Daddy Group, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a settlement and patent cross-licensing agreement. The confidential settlement and patent cross-license agreement fully resolves the lawsuit filed against Go Daddy in 2006 alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,789,103, 6,842,769, 6,868,444 and 6,654,804.

Under the agreement, and Go Daddy are granting each other a non-exclusive cross-license covering the parties' respective patent portfolios, including all patents that may in the future issue from pending applications.The remaining terms of the agreement are confidential.

Other Web hosting and domain registration companies licensing's patents and intellectual property include and Hostopia. has 21 patents related to its proprietary technology and business processes.

About Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) is a leading provider of online marketing for small businesses. offers a full range of online services, including Internet marketing and advertising, local search, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, lead generation, home contractor specific leads, website design and publishing, logo and brand development and eCommerce solutions, meeting the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle. For more information on the company, please visit or call 1-800-GETSITE.

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