Anonymous Member Takes Down GoDaddy, Takes Down Millions of SitesSubmitted by timwix on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:47
Putting all your domain names in one big registrar is like putting all your money in one big bank, when it fails, the world comes to a crash
"According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. Update: customers are complaining that GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are down as well, along with GoDaddy phone service and all sites using GoDaddy’s DNS service.
Update 2: Anonymous is claiming responsibility. A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action.
AnonymousOwn3r’s bio reads
“Security leader of #Anonymous (~Official member~).” The individual claims to be from Brazil, and hasn’t issued a statement as to why GoDaddy was targeted.
Last year GoDaddy was pressured into opposing SOPA as customers transferred domains off the service. However, AnonymousOwn3r has tweeted “I’m not anti go daddy, you guys will undestand because i did this attack.”"