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Go Daddy Awards Big Bucks in SmartSpace Contest


Winners Split $25K in Prize Money by Blogging about Simple Site Builder Anyone Can Use

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Turning a domain name into a Web site should not be intimidating – even if you don’t have any technical skills. That’s why Go Daddy created SmartSpace – an extremely affordable Web site building tool that quickly and easily allows a domain name to be transformed into a Web site – packed with a person’s favorite content – in just a few clicks.

Jerry Fleming’s is a great example. Fleming had been looking for a way to turn his passion for the Denver sports scene into an online business, but he couldn’t figure out how to make it happen until he discovered SmartSpace.

“Before I started using Go Daddy, I had great ideas but no way to put them together,” said Fleming. “With SmartSpace, I put together a professional-looking site quickly and with no graphic design schooling. What started as a fun side project now has paid advertisers and regular contributors.”

Fleming earned 5,000 bucks for telling that story and entering Go Daddy’s SmartSpace contest!

In March and April, Go Daddy put out the call asking the company’s SmartSpace users to describe the creative ways they have used the Web builder and then awarded $25,000 in prize money for the most creative submissions. Fleming and 12 other SmartSpace customers won.

Go Daddy’s SmartSpace makes creating a personal or potentially profit-making Web site simple for anyone with a Go Daddy domain name. SmartSpace customers can personalize their Web site with photos, videos, blogs, RSS feeds, even material from social media sites like Digg, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

“It was impressive to see all the different uses of SmartSpace people submitted for our contest,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “As easy as this is to use, anyone who ever wanted a Web site, but was worried about having to be tech savvy to get it done, can just throw those worries out the window!”

In all, three grand prize winners were awarded $5,000 each. Another 10 runners-up were awarded $1,000 each. Go Daddy awarded all 13 winners free use of SmartSpace for life!

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Top 10 Runners-Up:


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