I don't know what godaddy would gain by saying it was there crappy system that crashed and not a 3rd party they have no control over.
Crap happens. I think every major hosting provider has had an issue at some time or another. I've had system that went down because a power outage caused a fire with the back up generator. Or where the bank of batteries that provided temporary power until the generator could reach speed exploded taking down everything.
You can plan and think you have all your bases covered but sometimes fate throws a curve ball and things don't go down quite the same way as you expected.
reply to hitachi369 Agreed, either way it looks bad but I would figure they would be all to happy to blame the FU on hackers. The only possible motive I could come up with for Go Daddy to blame an outside hack on themselves would be if the hack was THAT severe. Like major stupidity (or liability) on their part could get them sued by businesses that lost money due to this.
Of course it is also possible that they just have no clue that they were hacked.