GoDaddy Goes Down

Josh Bourne ⬥ 12 September

On Monday afternoon, GoDaddy.COM, the largest ICANN-accredited registrar in the world, suffered a major outage, which resulted in a blackout for millions of websites and hosted email accounts. Although Anonymous Own3r, a member of the Anonymous hacking collective, has taken responsibility for the attacks, GoDaddy disputed these claims and attributed the blackout to internal technical problems. GoDaddy offered credits for one month of free service to all customers and allowed competitor VeriSign to host its DNS servers. By now, all off sites seem to be back online, but the disruption of service underscores the ongoing struggle to keep bad actors at bay online.

Tags: Anonymous, blackout, DNS server, GoDaddy.COM, ICANN, Registrar, VeriSign

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