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GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions of Sites (Hacked)
TechCrunch ^ | 09-10-2012 | Klint Finley

Posted on 09/10/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT by TheBattman

According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. Update: customers are complaining that GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are down as well, along with GoDaddy phone service and all sites using GoDaddy’s DNS service.

Update 2: Anonymous is claiming responsibility. A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action.

The service Down For Everyone Or Just Me says the GoDaddy company website is down as well, but I’ve been able to access it just fine. However, it does indeed appear that sites hosted by GoDaddy are down — including those who only have their domains registered through GoDaddy but use other hosts.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anonymous; godaddy; hacker; internet; webhosting
The web site I am responsible for, hosted by GoDaddy, appears to be unaffected, but the connected GoDaddy-hosted email is unreachable.
1 posted on 09/10/2012 12:24:18 PM PDT by TheBattman
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To: TheBattman

Trouble turn two, Patrick in the wall


2 posted on 09/10/2012 12:26:49 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: TheBattman

Funny, my site is down but email appears to be working okay....


3 posted on 09/10/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: TheBattman

Yep, our business, hosted by GoDaddy is shut down.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 12:29:04 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: TheBattman


5 posted on 09/10/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: al baby

Our customer service phones where I work are getting calls from all over telling us our web sites are down.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 12:33:44 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: TheBattman

In 16 years on the Internet, our site was down for a total of 3 minutes - 1 minute when the fiber line in Boston was cut, 1 minute when they re-located the server farm 400 miles away and did the final switchover, and 1 minute during the great East Coast blackout where one of the colocation centers where uninterruptable power was interrupted...

I love pair.com.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 12:37:19 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: al baby

Sam Hornish’s fault!


8 posted on 09/10/2012 12:40:10 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Two entirely different servers.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: TheBattman

I am with GoDaddy and am still up, but cannot access my email. Bleh.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 12:42:03 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: TheBattman

Anonymous is an Obama/Islamist collaboration. Just as the occupy movement.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: TheBattman

My site is down, as is the email I get through that site, and so it the site of the company that created and maintains my site.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Nachum

godaddy.com is down.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 12:45:21 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I know.

I just tested the email server, it appears to be down too.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 12:47:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: TheBattman

Is the “Anonymous” group loyal to Obama?


15 posted on 09/10/2012 12:50:14 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: TheBattman

a Mashable thread..

GoDaddy’s DNS Servers Go Down, Taking Thousands of Sites With It (Oh da Hughmanatee of it all!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2929076/posts


16 posted on 09/10/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: TheBattman; All

I’m back up


17 posted on 09/10/2012 12:54:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: NormsRevenge
(Oh da Hughmanatee of it all!)

Yeah, it's a big f'n "hugemanatee" all right.

You know how many people are losing a lot of money right now because of this?

18 posted on 09/10/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: TheBattman

My two sites are affected. One down, one corrupted.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 12:58:22 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Jyotishi

Anonymous isn’t a formal organization, it may have American members/participants but they could just as easily be anywhere else in the world and likely are.

They are pretty close to being, if not completely being, anarchists. They were big OWS supporters and agitators.

I don’t view them as loyal to a person, party or platform so much as they are like any other anarchy supporter or free market destroyer. They are only concerned about their publicity and attention.

If this attack is truly only from one person it is some guy sitting in a hotel room somewhere in Asia with a belt around his neck engaged in auto-asphyxiation, masturbating while wearing a cheerleaders outfit while reading stories about his attack.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 12:59:05 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: TheBattman

Our commercial and non-profit sites are down, but our clinical patient portal is still up. Email is very slow.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 1:15:29 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Nachum

Same here; website up, email nada


22 posted on 09/10/2012 1:17:45 PM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: Jacquerie
Yep, our business hosted by GoDaddy is shut down.

Mine too.

23 posted on 09/10/2012 1:21:46 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Is it just a coincidence that two out of two candidate sites where I tried to make donations today were “server not found”?

I believe we can count on more of this until election day.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 1:23:17 PM PDT by Cracker Jack (If it weren't for the democrats, republicans would be the worst thing in Washington.)
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To: TheBattman

I’m with WhosYourDaddy.com and it seems I still am.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 1:23:34 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Loud Mime

I wonder if these are the same hackers that attacked Nachumlist before.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cracker Jack

Yeah it’s just a coincidence.

I’m sure this is affecting candidates across the board if it’s a DNS attack aimed at a web hosting company.

Most campaigns are likely not tech savvy enough to know about or care about uptime availability or have back up web hosting. I would be amongst the first to declare this conspiratorial but it’s just a godaddy.com thing.

This is nothing more than aiming a shotgun at a big publicly known company that does what they do and pulling the trigger regardless of which web sites come down.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 1:29:13 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: TheBattman

I am unable to retrieve my GD hosted email.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: TheBattman

They weren’t fans of their superbowl ads?


29 posted on 09/10/2012 1:45:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

BTTT


30 posted on 09/10/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Las Vegas Ron

sorry for being too flippant about the scenario,, I hear ya on the economic impact, Sounds like thousands of sites affected, I bet they double triple check their procedures for maintaining network integrity in more after this .. when DNS crashes, Life is bad .

I used to do ‘mission critical’ support for callcenters .. when the calls don’t flow.. series kaching damage happens..


31 posted on 09/10/2012 2:21:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

:)


32 posted on 09/10/2012 3:04:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: al baby

}:-)4

33 posted on 09/10/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Moose4

like !!!!!


34 posted on 09/10/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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