GoDaddy Down For Some Users

    September 10, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here.

GoDaddy has been having some trouble today, with users taking to Twitter to vent their frustration at sites all over the web being down. Some are indicating the issue is primarily one affecting the East Coast.

More (including the latest) on this developing story here.

Apparently, the company is on the case. GoDaddy tweeted:

It’s still unclear what exactly has happened. We’ve contacted the company for comment, and will update accordingly.

Update: Anonymous Twitter accounts are now taking credit (h/t: TechCrunch):

In the meantime, here’s a sampling of what’s being said on Twitter. You can see the tweets pouring in rapidly, if you simply go here. Clearly, this has had a major impact on the web.

  • http://www.namegig.com Frank

    Don’t forget to pause your Adwords ads while your site is down. No sense paying for clicks to broken links!

    • http://www.clickculture.com Anson

      This would also be a prime time to update your customers through social media sites.

  • http://nerdwow.com Joseph

    Godaddy failed to renew the IP addresses for the nameservers they host. Basically if you host your dns with godaddy, you are down.

    If you paid for premium DNS (godaddy product), you might be up. I do not pay for premium dns. None of my domains’ dns records are resolving.

    • russ

      What proof of this do you have?

  • http://www.buzzardguard.com James

    our site http://www.4ppromo.com is completely down.

  • http://ultimate747.blogspot.com/ Ultimate!


  • http://www.sarodgers.com steve rodgers

    Major hit for me and my clients. all of my reports and documents are with godaddy. This is not the first time this has happened. Not very well protected which is causing my company losses today. NOT GOOD!!!!

    • Joe

      You know you really cannot blame godaddy… Blame the Hackers, They say they are testing the security, we would not need security if it were not for them.

  • http://www.busyboyproductions.com Busyboy Productions

    Sure they didn’t go bankrupt? Wow, my email addresses are down as well. When you call godaddy it sounds like the phones have been disconnected as well. What’s going on GoDaddy???? Let your clients know when we will be back up???! Not good for business.

    • Joe

      Did you even read the article?

  • http://www.SoTDay.com Song of the Day

    Still down 3:24est — SoTDay.com hosted by GoDaddy

  • http://www,stevemitchellphotos.com steve

    My site is down to and cannot even get onto go daddy forums to find out why..happened to me 3 days ago also..not a way to run the company..where are the updates?

  • http://www.buddyns.com Michele

    There’s not much to do with a DDoS. Beef up your infrastructure, and there will be always one bigger, stronger to knock you down.

    Rely on one DNS provider only and you plan to fail. DNS should always be run with two independent providers. We built BuddyNS years ago to make DNS replication a trivial option. It takes 2 minutes to setup and takes you far further with DNS reliability.

  • http://www.buzzardguard.com Security Cameras

    BuddyNS… sounds great !