The world’s largest domain registrar and one of the biggest web hosts, GoDaddy’s DNS servers have gone down and hacker Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility on Twitter.
The main GoDaddy.com domain is unreachable and websites hosted by GoDaddy are also down. Moreover, any domain registered with GoDaddy that uses its name servers and DNS records are also down, which means that even if you host your site elsewhere, using GoDaddy for DNS means it is inaccessible.
The security leader of Anonymous Anonymous Own3r is taking personal responsibility for the attack. “@wordwhacker nah it’s not Anonymous coletive the attack is coming just from me,” the tweet says. Although not directly involved, Anonymous has also tweeted its support.
GoDaddy posted on Twitter saying that it is “aware of the trouble people are having with our site” and that it is working on getting things fixed.
The NOTICE on GoDaddy website says:
“At 10:25 am PT, GoDaddy.com and associated customer services experienced intermittent outages. Services began to be restored for the bulk of affected customers at 2:43 pm PT. At no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised.We will provide an additional update within the next 24 hours. We want to thank our customers for their patience and support.”