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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.
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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@Army_Surplus @andykinsey TechDrink was once hosted on @GoDaddy - we abandoned it months ago. Thankfully.
@andykinsey what's your take on .co.uk on UK based servers being best for companies selling to a UK customer base?
@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 would .uk on UK server perform better than a .com on UK server. If UK was target audience.
@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
@Army_Surplus in the grand scheme of things the domain exstentison means very little other than you are targetting a specific country
@andykinsey @TechDrink1 when I frequented the @Actinic forums regularly, one of the main reason for site problems was hosting.