Millions of websites disappear from the internet

Blame GoDaddyGoDaddy.com, the largest domain registrar in the world, has suffered a major failure of some kind in its DNS services. GoDaddy.com manages approximately 53 million domain names, though not all rely on GoDaddy’s DNS services. Those that do use its DNS service and hosting service have been knocked completely offline (websites which only use GoDaddy for DNS but not hosting may still accessible via IP address.)

So, if your favorite website has been down today, this might be why; also any e-mail sent to an affected domainmay or may not be delivered. And to add a wrinkle, Anonymous has claimed responsibility, though this has not been confirmed.

Further reading:
GoDaddy’s Official Twitter page
Internet Storm Center daily diary

http://wtvr.com/2012/09/10/hacker-cripples-large-part-of-internet-with-godaddy-attack/
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/09/godaddy-goes-down/
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/09/10/godaddy-has-glitches-anonymous-claims-responsibility/ […]

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