GoDaddy.com, along with millions of other sites, go down [Update]

One of the biggest website domain name services is experiencing an outage at the moment, and its taking lots of other websites along with it. GoDaddy.com admits via its Twitter page that it is having problems with its website. The problems apparently started earlier this afternoon Eastern time.

The TechCrunch website claims, via an unnamed sources, that there is a problem with GoDaddy's DNS servers which is also affecting the millions of other websites that use GoDaddy.com's hosting and domain services. A hacker who claims to have connections to the Anonymous group is claiming responsibility for the GoDaddy.com issues, but this has not been confirmed.

A recent update on the GoDaddy.com Twitter page states that some sites have now been restored but that they are still working on the issue.

Update: It looks like most systems are back to normal. GoDaddy.com's Twitter page now says, "Most customer hosted sites back online. We're working out the last few kinks for our site & control centers. No customer data compromised."

Thanks to bankajac for the tip!

Source: GoDaddy.com Twitter page| Image via GoDaddy.com

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seems to me it's going to be a common thing like car recalls. Jumping ships every time a recall happened means you'll be driving a horse and even then good luck. I'm not an expert but it seems to me a focused attack on any isp or hosting dns services could stop life given its week points. Why do an attack on the hosting service when you can hit the DNS and get the same result and how many admins only program 2 servers. Most isps only have a few. These are the things we should be talking about and fixing before they get taken down instead of playing possum all the time.

I just never host anything with GoDaddy. It's all Linode, Dreamhost, and NameCheap. Virtually all the DNS hosting is done over at Dreamhost along with my primary site. The rest of it is done at Linode which works my sandbox environment where I play with web stuff and NameCheap is my domain registrar.

xankazo said,
Anonymous said they didn't do it...

If anonymous is legion, and they are many, and they are not a core group, then how can they claim that they didn't do it?

The fact that they try to claim or deny responsibility for actions proves that they are not what they claim to be...

Shane Nokes said,

If anonymous is legion, and they are many, and they are not a core group, then how can they claim that they didn't do it?

The fact that they try to claim or deny responsibility for actions proves that they are not what they claim to be...


Anonymous always is hypocrite and says 1 and does the other.
If it gives them fame and glory its "YES WE DID IT BLABLA"
Otherwise it's "No we didn't, he isnt anonymous"
I always wonder, how can Anonymous claim some individual is not anonymous, if they also claim that everyone can be anonymous, that anonymous is everywhere and that anonymous is run by anarchistic standards instead of usual democratic or socialistic ones.

I've got a few clients who use GoDaddy DNS. Hopefully now they will understand why I want access to their domains.

Yeah our sites are down too, hmm.. that should should affect email too right unless IP is cached? AFAIK I got emails today....

Well this couldn't have come at a worst time, just finished migrating my DNS servers and have been trying to trouble shoot dns issues to my domains

I remember the exact same thing happened to Namecheap a couple of years ago, they have since implemented a backup DNS system. I guess Godaddy will live and learn too...

hahah, wow. I have a domain from GoDaddy, its down

I should have changed the nameservers to my own. Would that have prevented this?

xbamaris said,
hahah, wow. I have a domain from GoDaddy, its down

I should have changed the nameservers to my own. Would that have prevented this?


yes.
my godaddy domains are fine, they point to my NS

Storm said,

yes.
my godaddy domains are fine, they point to my NS

Thought so, I did this for my other domains but I didn't get a chance to do It for my GoDaddy domain.

TCLN Ryster said,
Surely they can just switch to their backup DNS servers?
There is nothing as such. Backup servers are always live!
But apparently those failed too.

Knock knock.
-Who's there?
Any website hosted on Godaddy.
-Any website hosted on Godaddy, who?
<DNS lookup failed.>.

LMAO!

Edited by kkick, Sep 10 2012, 8:10pm :

kkick said,
Knock knock.
-Who's there?
Any website hosted on Godaddy.
-Any website hosted on Godaddy, who?
<DNS lookup failed.>.

LMAO!


Damn, being a nerd's worth it just for getting jokes like these!

GS:mac

kkick said,
Knock knock.
-Who's there?
Any website hosted on Godaddy.
-Any website hosted on Godaddy, who?
<DNS lookup failed.>.

LMAO!

OMG, that made me spit out my water, LOL!!!!!!! XD

Draken said,

hahahahahahha!! but damn!! Many of my administered sites are down

Just don't use go daddy for DNS, buy from them if need be but for the love of god change your NS records to something under your control...

duddit2 said,

Just don't use go daddy for DNS, buy from them if need be but for the love of god change your NS records to something under your control...


cause everyone has multiple dedicated servers scattered across the world to ensure a greater uptime then Godaddy itself. (Although I wonder why Godaddy didnt have a backup NS outside of their own network :?)

Shadowzz said,

cause everyone has multiple dedicated servers scattered across the world to ensure a greater uptime then Godaddy itself. (Although I wonder why Godaddy didnt have a backup NS outside of their own network :?)

^ this! I wish I could, but so far they where reliable and cheap.

Shadowzz said,

cause everyone has multiple dedicated servers scattered across the world to ensure a greater uptime then Godaddy itself. (Although I wonder why Godaddy didnt have a backup NS outside of their own network :?)

Use Amazon Route 53