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.
Apparently, the company is on the case. GoDaddy tweeted:
Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it.
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):
#godaddy all your base belong to us!
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.
Our site is down temporarily due to @godaddy DNS outage on the east coast. They're on it!
How to know if a domain is registered with Godaddy. Try to visit it right now. Is it there? No? Then it's registered with godaddy.
Damnit @Godaddy is down again. Need to switch my DNS hosting away from them also I guess
We are aware of a GoDaddy hosting issue. We're working to resolve. Back in a few minutes.
Umm... Apparently everything godaddy related on planet earth is gone... Email, websites, even just the url forwarding. Apocalypse?
@GoDaddy is your phone line down? When I call 480-505-8877 I get a fast busy signal.
Godaddy DNS is down, major hit to the internet!
Not looking good. Over 150 of our client's websites are down. All @GoDaddy properties offline!
Apparently godaddy is completely down. All the sites I work on are dead in the water. Guess I'm done working for now. hah! #godaddycrash