According to a CNET, GoDaddy was attacked today, causing widespread outages for customers utilizing GoDaddy’s web hosting and email services. Websites currently using GoDaddy’s web hosting services, are down.
A lone attacker has claimed responsibility for the outage:
#tangodown http://t.co/1SxuBvp9 by @AnonymousOwn3r
— Anonymous Own3r (@AnonymousOwn3r) September 10, 2012
GoDaddy has confirmed the outage via their Twitter page:
Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it.
— GoDaddy (@GoDaddy) September 10, 2012
GoDaddy’s site is up and then down again every few minutes…
For hosting consignment websites, we strongly recommend HostDime. For domain registration, we recommend NameCheap. For email, we recommend Google Apps. We have delayed transferring our domain (thecomputerpeeps.com) over to to NameCheap long enough and only because talking to GoDaddy is a time-suck.
We have seen a variety of issues with GoDaddy’s hosting in the past, from website performance, to website availability issues; to blank email messages and emails getting marked as spam. We just cannot recommend GoDaddy’s web hosting or email services.
As always, if anyone has any questions, let us know!