GoDaddy issues today

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by greg8872, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just for anyone here who uses GoDaddy, and either isn't yet aware, or is aware and don't know why their site is dead today:

    GoDaddy is having major issues today, the hacker group Annonymous is taking credit for attcking them and taking them offline (because GoDaddy supports proposed laws that most internet providers are against).

    So if you have a site hosted on GoDaddy, have your e-mail through them, or just have the domain registered through them, your site may be down today (right now), and who knows when it will be back up.
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mine is still up. Only have a URL through them.
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  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Good example of why, if you registered your domain name with GoDaddy, but don't use them for hosting, to point your DNS at your host's nameservers. For a variety of reasons, GoDaddy has put a large bullseye on their back, so it might be something for those affected to consider when they get back up and running.
  4. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah mine was down most of the day but they got it back up about a half hour ago.
  5. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    It should probably be clarified so that we make sure people realize that GoDaddy and Wordpress, especially as it relates to today's outage, are not mutually exclusive. Plenty of WP sites were down as a result of the issue.
  6. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    [Edit: this is to expand on Tony's post. He types way faster than me, and by the time I submitted this, he had already posted LOL]

    Just for clarification for those that don't know. What you use to deliver content on your site (ie, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, static pages, 100% custom program) has nothing to do with what happened today.

    When you tell your browser to go to a domain, say,, your computer looks up the on NameServers what is the IP address of the server it should ask for the URL you gave. (in my example, for lawnsite,

    The problem today was that people could not access NameServers at GoDaddy. So your browser (and/or mail client) would complain it couldn't find the server. If you have your domain set to use GoDaddy's nameservers (most people that don't know better, when they register a domain with godaddy, leave it that way), then it doesn't matter one bit about your site at all, because no-one even GETS to your site.

    Think of it this way. Back when you only used phone books to look up a phone number. You want to call Joe Schmoe. You need to know his number, but the phone books for his city isn't available. It don't matter what language Joe Schmoe speaks, you never even able call him.

  7. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    "The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a "hack" and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again."


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