jmccormac - 1:28 pm on Sep 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
A niche search engine? Just how niche is the search engine that it manages to overload Godaddy's DNS? And as for the domain statistics site, which one? The top players all use the zonefiles to build their basic statistics (they don't even need to do DNS lookups) and the only one that I can think of as being a problem is the one that harvests WHOIS data.
Two such sites that are affected include a niche search engine that is in development, and a project that keeps track of statistics on domains.