GoDaddy Outage Affects Millions

The popular website hosting provider was out recently, a hacker claimed responsibility.

BigDaddy.com, the popular Internet website hosting service, experienced major outages this week, according to a report by CNET.

Go Daddy is one of the largest website hosts and also the largest domain registrar according to CNET.

The outage could affect thousands - or even millions - of sites. A company spokesman for Go Daddy did not comment on how many sites were affected.

"Go Daddy is experiencing intermittent outages. This is impacting our site and some customer sites," company spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll told CNET in a phone interview. "We are working to restore all services and some are back online as we speak."

A number of comments on Twitter popped up on the Twitter feed after the outage.

  • Pretty disgusted that @GoDaddy haven't bothered to email their customers yet. Are they hoping most of them didn't notice? - Laurence Durnan
  • Go Daddy web hosting service hacked - GoDaddy is hit by technical problems, putting the web hosting site out of action - My Broadband
  • I had ONE business interaction with @GoDaddy and I found them reprehensible. I love Anonymous for hacking them. - Jim Norton

And at least one took advantage of GoDaddy's problem:

  • The @GoDaddy outage appears to be fixed. You may want to take this time to switch your domain to @Hover, a much better domain manager. - Collision Media

In a recent Tweet GoDaddy says the damage has been repaired and all sites are back online.

  • Most customer hosted sites back online. We're working out the last few kinks for our site & control centers. No customer data compromised. - GoDaddy

According to the report, a hacker using a Twitter account called "Anonymous Own3r" claimed credit for the outage.

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Xalman Xhan September 11, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Lately, it seems like there have been a number of high profile outages. Whether it is the numerous outages at Amazon AWS, Google Apps, or this recent GoDaddy outage – one trend is that these are all very large infrastructures. With size comes attention. And with that attention, one must be vigilant. Here is another interesting blog on this outage: http://www.dincloud.com/blog/Cloud-Security-and-Outage-Trends Hope you'll find it full of interesting information.


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