GoDaddy Suffers Major Outage

GoDaddy is currently suffering from a massive DNS attack that has brought down not only their main site, but also many domains using their nameservers and a string of other supporting services. The outage is the result of GoDaddy being hit by a large scale denial of service attack on their DNS Infrastructure, which provides domain services to GoDaddy and their customers.

These types of attacks are frustrating for customers and registrars alike. Third party sites that are not the target of the attack often become collateral damage and experience outages that were meant for a specific user or service. As a recent recipient of a DNS attack, we realize that despite working hard to prevent and contain them, sometimes there isn’t a lot one can due to ensure that their customers sites and services remain active.

So we want to help.

Godaddy – If there is anything we can do to help, let us know. We know how stressful these attacks can be and feel for your customers. Please let us know how we can help to get back on your feet. We know that you guys are fully capable of helping yourselves, but let us know if there’s anything we can do.

GoDaddy Customers – Major bummer. We feel for you. Know that you can always come over to us and we’ll take care of you. Use the promo-code ‘GROUPHUG’ to transfer your COM/NET to name.com any time in the next 24 hours for only $6.99! That includes a year extension of registration and amazing customer service. We’re also extending a half off hosting offer for those of you who were unfortunate enough to have your hosting go down too.

And as always if you need help transferring domains, assistance with nameservers, hosting or have other questions/issues, then contact our world class customer support.

Hang in there everyone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkbennett Daniel Bennett

    argh, I transferred 2 domains this morning before the DDOS. I have the worst luck, but the best registrar lol.

  • Michael N

    I only have one more domain to move, but I can not get into my clients GoDaddy account… This is a fun time.

    • jaredatname

      you can get in! But hold on that. tomorrow we’re doing a free transfer per GD account.

      • Michael N

        Really!? Ha, I just got done with the transfer. One way or another, my money will be given to name.com