GoDaddy Down Thanks To Anonymous Member?

Chris CrumIT Management

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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.

As previously reported, GoDaddy is experiencing some major technical difficulties, apparently with DNS servers down. An anonymous member has taken credit for an attack, but not on behalf of the larger Anonymous entity, as the member corrected TechCrunch on Twitter...

More on this developing story here.

According to that TechCruch report, "millions" of sites have been taken down. The NextWeb reports that some of GoDaddy's DNS servers are down, and that GoDaddy hosted email accounts are down.

And the reasoning, according to Anonymous Own3r:

GoDaddy has acknowledged the issues, but only in a very vague manner:

As we've seen in other instances of GoDaddy turmoil, competitors in the hosting space are jumping at the chance to offer people deals to change providers.

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