• May 22, 2009
GoDaddy and Danica: Click above to view the commercial after the jump

Go Daddy commercials are well known for two things: 1) Having little to do with web hosting and domains, and 2) Making use of attractive women in suggestive situations. During the Super Bowl, Go Daddy threw racer Danica Patrick into a shower with a college German instructor. The two girls theme continues with a new spot that places Ms. Patrick in a vintage Ford Mustang convertible with a sultry female police officer that seems quite excited about web hosting.

To Go Daddy's credit, there is a lot more service selling in this 30 second spot, which predictably ends with a disrobing followed by an invitation to head over to GoDaddy.com to see what happens next. Go Daddy founder and CEO Bob Parsons called the teaser and full two minute web-only spot "the hottest commercial we've ever made." No arguments here. Hit the jump to view the 30-second teaser for yourself, followed by the Go Daddy press release detailing the airtime plans during this weekend's Indianapolis 500 race.

[Source: YouTube]

PRESS RELEASE:

What do a Chinese restaurant in Kansas and GoDaddy.com have in common? Both apparently have a favorite to win the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 race Sunday. It's none other than Go Daddy Girl & IndyCar's Most Popular Driver, Danica Patrick.

In April, Patrick – who will be starting 10th in Sunday's race – grabbed a fortune cookie at a Kansas Speedway restaurant. The fortune inside simply read, "A four-wheeled adventure will soon bring you happiness."

"It always helps to have some luck, but Danica also has the drive and the focus...I've always loved that about her," said Go Daddy CEO & Founder Bob Parsons. "We are all wishing her the best for Sunday, but at the end of the day, for us, Danica Patrick is a winner either way – no matter the race results."

For a third consecutive year, GoDaddy.com is the Presenting Sponsor for the race broadcast on ABC, which airs Sunday at Noon ET. The Indy 500 is considered the 'Super Bowl of racing' and Go Daddy is set to debut a new GoDaddy-esque commercial featuring Danica during the broadcast.

In the commercial, Danica is pulled over for speeding on a deserted highway. The "Speeding" storyline takes a big twist and then invites viewers to see the cliffhanger conclusion online at GoDaddy.com. Network censors approved the ad weeks ago, but, because of the Internet-Only element, are requiring a Content Warning at the end of the broadcast ad.

"This is, by far, the hottest commercial we've ever made," Parsons said proudly.

Danica's no stranger to controversy, having starred in several Go Daddy Super Bowl commercials, including 2008's intended "Exposure," which the FOX network banned. It became an Internet-Only ad.

In February, Danica – the Web's Most Searched Athlete, according to AOL - was featured in the commercial TiVo ranked as the Most Watched ad of this year's Super Bowl. The Go Daddy spot, titled "Enhancement," set off a firestorm, including boycotts by conservative groups.

"A lot of people tease me about the Go Daddy ads because they push the envelope," says Danica. "But GoDaddy-esque ads are fun to make, fun to watch... you just never know what's going to happen!"

Go Daddy takes the checkered flag every time – as the world's #1 domain registrar with 35MM domains under management. Go Daddy is also one of the world's dominant Web hosting providers. Go Daddy offers 24/7 personalized customer care and 50+ products to enhance the online presence of its 6.6MM customers.

To learn more about getting online quickly and affordably, go to www.GoDaddy.com.

To see Danica's new Go Daddy commercial, "Speeding," click here.

To watch Danica race for history in the Indianapolis 500, tune in to ABC Sunday at Noon (ET).


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      • 5 Years Ago
      So she also can't act...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously, what's the point of this? Go watch some porn. . .
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its good to know that we men can still control most of the sexiest commercials being diverted to the male gender lol..
      • 5 Years Ago
      The original Go Daddy girl blows her away. Bring her back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a medical condition called premature ejeculation.
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      What happens next at go daddy?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        good stuff my friend, good stuff. Bring a Kleenex.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How does Danica not have what it takes? Takes for what? To give to jerk material? For her to be a pro-driver? What does she not have the chops for?

      If she fails to "do it for you" you may not like girls (not there is anything wrong with that).

      As for driving, she has already proven she has what it takes with a win in Japan, and 35 top ten finishes out of 70 starts. She finished the season last year in 6th place overall, as she did the year prior and she was rookie of the year before that.

      It is true she may be a bit overexposed but that does not change the fact that she is A. good looking (even subjectively speaking), and B. a competent Indy Series driver.
        • 5 Years Ago
        comment for Viper above
        • 5 Years Ago
        I will give her credit for not being a complete disaster, but she is not that great. For the most part there have only been three major teams in the Indy Series (teams CONSTANTLY fielding cars that should win), and at any given time they had 2 or three drivers. That is 9 total drivers that should have the best car in the field. Danica almost always finishes in the middle of that pack.

        She went a long time without winning and claimed it was too competitive to win, then Marco nearly pulls off an Indy 500 win and actually takes a win in his rookie season. She hasn't done well on the road courses (where her background lies), and others in cars not as prepped as hers have beaten her in the ovals. Now with the Champ Car people coming over and making strides she is slipping even further down the results.

        This combined with her post accident antics (frowny face march to yell fests) combined with the push toward softcore porn for a web hosting site just only adds to the cheers of "over hyped" .. "Kournikova".. etc..

        Again. She is a middle of the pack driver, no shame in that. If she were a guy she would have lost her ride by now. The issue arises because she isn't that great when we compare her to the guys, but calling her a "female racer" means we are "sexist". You can't have it both ways.

        .. oh wait.. women .. they can .. and we so put up with it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If she was a guy, she would have never made it to that level (it's marketing, I understand that and would do it too if I were a team owner). But to say that she's a great driver is going too far...it's not hard to post top 10s in a 20 car field with top-notch equipment, and the one win in Japan was on fuel strategy. I agree that she's attractive though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why can't some of you people just accept the fact that there are double standards in this world and just be at peace with the idea that some people enjoy watching a reasonably attractive female drive a race car? And on top of that she likes exploiting herself too?

        Don't overanalyze it, just go with it or leave it alone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very worth the trip to GoDaddy for the full version.

      ...is nice! ....Sexy time!
      • 5 Years Ago
      buying a domain name gets you poontang. it's true, i saw it on TV. :rolleyes:
      • 5 Years Ago
      lol, she looks like a tranny, like always. Truly an unattractive woman. Walk through any college campus and you'll see thousands of women more attractive (and better drivers) than her.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "you seem to have what it takes!"

      Why yes Danica she does cause you obviously don't.

      --RS
      • 5 Years Ago
      What are the chances of her having a Go Daddy shirt underneath that uniform? WOW! What a perfect scenario for a commercial.
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