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GoDaddy DNS attacked, millions site down

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Andy.N, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Surprised nobody has posted this yet but Godaddy is rumored to be attacked by Anonymous, taking down with it millions of websites either hosted with them or using their DNS.
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  2. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

  3. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Active Member

    Hm, interesting. An Anonymous wannabe got into my Godaddy account last month and changed my nameservers to his own. I highly doubt that person is capable of something this big and would target Godaddy itself though.
  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it. I just posted after an hour watching twitter goes on fire with dns/godaddy
  6. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    oops.. didn't see you posted also.. we were minutes apart! :)

    Mods: can you del/close my thread as he's got more replies anyway? heh
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Member


    What do you mean? People don't like Godaddy?
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  8. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    This is just the final nudge that people need. I don't host with them but use them as registrar and DNS server.
    If they can't get the services restored after an hour, I doubt any other providers can be a good upgrade.

    Maybe i should use an unknown DNS provider to avoid being a target of anonymous ;)
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    This doesn't affect sites with domain registration only right, just the ones with site/dns hosted?
  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    all websites that host with them or register domain through them or both. About 53M websites.
  11. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    As far as I can tell, only those using godaddy for dns, email, hosting.. We have some clients using godaddy for registration, but they use our DNS and they're fine.. although whois lookups are timing out currently when querying a godaddy domain..
  12. Will

    Will Active Member

    We have our domain registered with them but we don't use their DNS services. So it is not affecting us.
  13. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    GoDaddy is under a massive DDoS attack at this time. Most of their services are unreachable. That makes secure web pages which are using GoDaddy certificates unreachable as well. GoDaddy hosted websites andd domains are also unreachable. This attack is crippling at least 40 percent of the Internet in one way or another at the moment. Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the attack although this has not been verified. Your Internet experience will vary
  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I probably will reverse back to my host (Rackspace) DNS server when GoDaddy is backup.
  15. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I think it's just people who use Godaddy's DNS.
  16. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    All my domains are registered with godaddy. Nada has happened to my sites yet. Suppose it's people who use all their other services. Personally I hate their hosting. I just like cheap domains :)
  17. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    You can't really blame GoDaddy for being hit.
  18. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    I point my domains to my webhost's nameservers, is that the same as using GD's DNS?
  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Allow me to be the first member of Anonymous (here) to denounce any attack upon GoDaddy DNS (or any part of the back end)

    While the collective has attacked GoDaddy.com in the past. It has always been the front end website and not the back end which would harm innocent people.

    The current outage is due to GoDaddy's own technical problems. Yes, there have been a few "want a be" hackers who've tried to claim this as their success, but it is false. The collective has not attacked GoDaddy.

    Although this would be a good time and a good idea to seek a new domain name register.





  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    MAH website is down.
    It's on GoDaddy.
    It worked this morning.

    Re: GoDaddy.
    My friend pays the bills, so I don't *****.

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