GoDaddy's DNS Servers Go Down
Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility
by Karl Bode 05:05PM Monday Sep 10 2012 Tipped by amungus
Numerous users have written in to note that GoDaddy is suffering a major DNS outage courtesy of a denial of service attack
. The attack appears to have been launched by someone claiming to be a member of Anonymous named AnonymousOwn3r
(GoDaddy's support of SOPA made them a recent target). The impact is far reaching for thousands of GoDaddy customers, who say that in addition to site outages, they're also having problems using GoDaddy e-mail accounts and all GoDaddy phone service and all sites using GoDaddy’s DNS service. GoDaddy acknowledged the outage this afternoon with a Twitter message
stating that they were aware of the problems and working on them. About an hour ago the company tweeted
that they've made some progress and have restored some customers, and to "stick with us." GoDaddy manages some five million hosted accounts.