Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.176.107

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Message Too Old, No Replies

GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions Of Sites

Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility

     
7:09 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 9, 2003
posts:189
votes: 0


This has taken down sites that aren't even hosted with godaddy. I have a bunch of sites registered with them and hosted elsewhere and those have been taken down as well. Some are starting to come back intermittently but this is a big one..

[techcrunch.com ]
7:14 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:July 3, 2002
posts:18903
votes: 0


All sorts of other stuff has been flaky as hell all afternoon; some sort of knock-on effects?
7:58 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member netmeg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Mar 30, 2005
posts:12928
votes: 198


Well all I have with them is some DNS, and those were out. So probably.
8:00 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 4, 2010
posts:1302
votes: 0


If I didn't know better, I'd say someone unplugged my server, and I'm not even on GD.
8:06 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 8, 2010
posts:269
votes: 0


Yea, somethign is going on. Thousands of sites are down.
8:07 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 8, 2010
posts:269
votes: 0


The GoDaddy site is also down. haha
8:14 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


My sites that are registered there or at Bluerazor and use their DNS but which are hosted ( don't host where you reg ) elsewhere resolve ...those which are parked there, do not resolve..

I've read elsewhere that using Open DNS one can reach even the Godaddy hosted sites front ends..but most ( maybe all ) cannot FTP in to the back ends..some even report that Godaddy itself is "up" if you reset to using Open DNS..

Haven't bothered testing that myself..dinner is more important :)

[edited by: Leosghost at 8:20 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]

8:14 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 31, 2003
posts:906
votes: 1


We are not hosted at Godaddy but today is scary slow for us. So slow it feels like a major holiday. Wonder if the Godaddy issue is somehow effecting the entire web.
8:40 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts:4398
votes: 2


As per Fox:
A Twitter user quickly claimed credit for the incident, described as a distributed denial of service (DDoS)


[foxnews.com ]
8:52 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 8, 2003
posts:1141
votes: 0


So how did they take Godaddy down? DNS Amplification Attack?
8:54 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 5, 2001
posts:5777
votes: 87


Could this affect other hosts? And could using different internet connections matter?

I tried setting up a new subdomain today and could not get it to resolve using my Qwest/CenturyLink-DSL connection with either FF or IE.

But it did resolve when I used my cellular mobile broadband modem and also when I used a proxy.

An existing subdomain resolved fine.

Support spent a hour with me trying to get this to work.
8:58 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 8, 2003
posts:1141
votes: 0


If you read this article from March, this could just have been a first test and more might soon follow:

[arstechnica.com...]
9:14 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 14, 2011
posts:750
votes: 24


I think their name servers have been targeted
9:31 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


Godaddy is back up..can reach the site..and all domains parked there ..and have just received an email from them with revenue figures..time sent 20.21 ..

[edited by: Leosghost at 9:34 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]

9:33 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 5, 2006
posts:3350
votes: 30


That explains why I can't access two totally unrelated sites. A quick whois showed the domains as with Godaddy. One I know is hosted on the webmasters own server.
9:38 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 9, 2011
posts:13252
votes: 358


A Twitter user quickly claimed credit for the incident

Like the man said, this is a new usage of the word "credit" that I had not previously encountered.

:: quick detour to make sure my site-- which has nothing to do with GD, but let's be safe anyway-- is accessible ::

Whew.
9:42 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 3, 2004
posts:298
votes: 0


This is shocking, and I don't appreciate GoDaddy using the crisis to build up Twitter followers.
9:47 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


I don't appreciate GoDaddy using the crisis to build up Twitter followers.

That is down to twitters automated systems adding as "followers" those who wanted an up to the minute info stream on this outage via twitter..nothing to do with Godaddy..
10:58 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 23, 2002
posts:659
votes: 0


Anonymous is claiming credit. Damaging millions of people's income, communication, learning is fun to them. I am so glad the FBI is putting these folks in prison.

GoDaddy Has Glitches, Anonymous Claims Responsibility
[blogs.wsj.com...]
11:16 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 27, 2010
posts:423
votes: 0


Anonymous did not claim responsibility, a self proclaimed "leader" of anons jumped and claimed he did that... I highly doubt anyone remotely did that... Don't listen to anyone, especially those highly polarized filtered media companies that put weight on potential view-count and scandal rather than truth. Do your own research, thank god(and others) the web is still free to do researches.

[edited by: matrix_jan at 11:19 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]

11:18 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 25, 2005
posts:991
votes: 1


I am so glad the FBI is putting these folks in prison.

yeah, that's right. put all those in prison who dare to reveal the shortages in the system.

and not godaddy and other companies who don't get their act together and deliver crappy security standards.

we should all be thankful to those hackers. and i mean it without any irony. in fact, they are the ones that point out to us the opportunity of getting *better* at facing the threat.

[edited by: moTi at 11:29 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]

11:29 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

joined:June 14, 2010
posts:985
votes: 0


Do your own research


Done, and came up with this 19 minute video at TED dot com called "hire the hackers". The speaker in a round-about kind of way presents it from moTi's point of view. [ted.com...]
11:50 pm on Sept 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 27, 2010
posts:423
votes: 0


Those who need a hint for their research can start from here: [twitter.com...]

frontpage's response shows how naive people can be. A simple and well played scheme painted Anonymous black and godaddy white poor lil fellow. But in reality godaddy provides s**tty service and anons didn't do anything... <===read: good for ACTA supporter, bad for freedom fighters.
12:14 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member netmeg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Mar 30, 2005
posts:12928
votes: 198


The fact that GoDaddy gives lousy service (still one of the most visited posts on my site, btw) doesn't excuse anyone targeting them for a hack or a DDOS.

And it's too early to start pointing fingers at whoever did it. There are conflicting reports and it'll probably take some time to unwind.
12:26 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

joined:June 14, 2010
posts:985
votes: 0


Rather than knee-jerk reactions to this particular event we need to see the bigger picture. That's what the speaker in the video I linked to above does at the 15:15 - 18:40 minute portion of the video in particular. Today it was GoDaddy, last week it was some FBI agent's laptop that was carrying Apple user IDs, in the future it will continue to be many other individuals, companies, or organizations. But, throughout it all it's important to at least try to understand the underlying struggle that's going on rather than just casting stones.
12:26 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 4, 2010
posts:1302
votes: 0


on the bright side, with all those GD accounts down, my spam level was at an all time low today.
1:32 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member sgt_kickaxe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

joined:Apr 14, 2010
posts:3169
votes: 0


The complete lack of government response, to me, suggests that they have a role in this. Preparations being made for war with Iran perhaps? A test? A reboot after implementing an underlying system?

They kick and scream for more power citing "potential cyber terrorism" but when millions of sites do go down all at once... not a peep. Very suspicious.
1:38 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Administrator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator incredibill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Jan 25, 2005
posts:14650
votes: 94


Never use your domain registrars DNS, bad idea IMO. Use your hosts DNS to eliminate the number of points of failure as evidenced with Godaddy's failure today. Not to mention the fact that my host provides way better DNS tools and they can totally diagnose any DNS issues that occur without any fingerpointing between them and the registrar.

However, aside from the above consideration, a good 3rd party DNS provider if always a good idea so if your host goes down, and hosts have gone down for days, you can rapidly switch to a different host.

If you haven't done it yet, today is a good wake up call to check your TTL settings and see how long it would take you to actually move your site if you needed to do it. Many of you might find out it could take hours, maybe a whole day. Worth a look for your primary money making domains at a minimum.

They kick and scream for more power citing "potential cyber terrorism" but when millions of sites do go down all at once... not a peep. Very suspicious.


What's suspicious? They're obviously heads down doing what they should be doing in this situation...

... posting "neener neener we told you so" on Twitter.

P.S. After the big SOPA flap, why are you all still using GoDaddy?
1:48 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


Because they are one of only a few big registrars who provide non 800 numbers ( you cant dial 800s into the USA from outside the USA ) and thus can be reached by phone..
I won't deal with a "support tickets / emails only" registrar or hoster who is not in the same county as I am..

Got bitten with that in 98... never again..

I have some stuff with my own account on opensrs..and some with European registrars ( all my French stuff ..many more than I have with Godaddy are with European registrars, historic reasons to do with the afnic registry )..Godaddy have given the least grief over the time I've been on the net of any I have tried or even currently use, out of any of them..

I even thought once, a few years back, about paying up and becoming a registrar,( only for my own stuff ) then decided against it ..looks too complex for the number of domains that I now hold..and 50K is better working elsewhere..
2:38 am on Sept 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Jan 30, 2006
posts:1669
votes: 10


so how come anyone here is affected?

WW users use godaddy? really? next 1&1 is going to hit frontpage news.
This 52 message thread spans 2 pages: 52