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GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest domain registrars and web hosts, yesterday suffered down time after potentially being hacked by Anonymous. Thousands of websites hosted by the web giant were reported as being down on Monday evening (GMT).

The company on Twitter (@GoDaddy) said:

We’re working out the last few kinks for our site & control centers. No customer data compromised.

…and that most, if not all, websites were now back online.

The downtime led to much frustration for those customers hosted with GoDaddy, the anger streaming through Twitter timelines.

One Twitter message from @AnonymousOwn3r said “all servers” of GoDaddy had been taken down by the hack.

A spokesman for GoDaddy simply told TechDrink’s Andy Kinsey that all customer service enquiries and issues relating to the downtime would be dealt with via the Twitter account @GoDaddy as quickly as is possible.

Have you been affected by the GoDaddy hacking?

Update: GoDaddy have said that this wasn’t a hack and that it was due to an internal cascade table error with domain names. All domain name, hosting and dns services were effected but back online soon after.

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Andy Kinsey is a SEO and Social Media Consultant and Engineer in Manchester. Andy founded SEO Andy, a Search Optimisation resource for website owners, where he still blogs today. You can also find andy using the links below and on Google+

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14 comments
Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey @TechDrink1 Do people still use GoDaddy for hosting? #crap

TechDrink1
TechDrink1

@Army_Surplus @andykinsey TechDrink was once hosted on @GoDaddy - we abandoned it months ago. Thankfully.

andykinsey
andykinsey

@TechDrink1 @Army_Surplus I use @GoDaddy go SSL certificates and thats it ... would never host with them

andykinsey
andykinsey

@Army_Surplus @TechDrink1 yeh fasthost and gd not good for @actinic

Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey @TechDrink1 @GoDaddy and fasthosts top of the list

andykinsey
andykinsey

@Army_Surplus @TechDrink1 *ahem* .... NO!

Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey what's your take on .co.uk on UK based servers being best for companies selling to a UK customer base?

Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey most people go for cheap, which is often a massive mistake long term

Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey that's what I had thought, worthy of an article? You did ask for suggestions and I think hosting is an important part

andykinsey
andykinsey

@Army_Surplus the answer is potentially. all else being equal then it should in theory.

Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey would .uk on UK server perform better than a .com on UK server. If UK was target audience.

andykinsey
andykinsey

@Army_Surplus .uk on a uk server would be best for uk selling, but .uk on a euro or american server could potentially work as well

andykinsey
andykinsey

@Army_Surplus in the grand scheme of things the domain exstentison means very little other than you are targetting a specific country

Army_Surplus
Army_Surplus

@andykinsey @TechDrink1 when I frequented the @Actinic forums regularly, one of the main reason for site problems was hosting.

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