GoDaddy’s DNS Servers Go Down, Along With Thousands of Sites

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[GoDaddy](http://mashable.com/follow/topics/godaddy), the world’s largest domain registrar and one of the biggest web hosts, is experiencing major downtime. []()
The main GoDaddy.com domain is unreachable and websites hosted by GoDaddy are also down. The more problematic part is that any domain registered with GoDaddy that uses its nameservers and DNS records are also down. That means that even if you host your site elsewhere, using GoDaddy for DNS means it is inaccessible.
On Twitter, [Anonymous Own3r](https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r) — the security leader of [Anonymous](http://mashable.com/follow/topics/anonymous) — is taking personal responsibility for the attack.
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[![](https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1793278563/426112_357687780908615_228726047138123_1501673_69953338_n_normal.jpg)Linda Bernstein@**wordwhacker**](https://twitter.com/wordwhacker) [10 Sep 12**](https://twitter.com/wordwhacker/statuses/245224260447109121)
Is this true? Go Daddy is down. Is it Anonymous?[#**TangoDown**](https://twitter.com/search/%23TangoDown "#TangoDown") — [godaddy.com](http://t.co/0neclEbH "http://www.godaddy.com/") | by [@**AnonymousOwn3r**](https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r "Anonymous Own3r") |
[![](https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2241600838/Anonymous_reasonably_small_1__normal.jpg)Anonymous Own3r@**AnonymousOwn3r**](https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r)
[@**wordwhacker**](https://twitter.com/wordwhacker "Linda Bernstein") nah it’s not Anonymous coletive the attack is coming just from me
[10 Sep 12](https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r/statuses/245224442375057408)- [****Reply**](https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?in_reply_to=245224442375057408 "Reply") - [****Retweet**](https://twitter.com/intent/retweet?tweet_id=245224442375057408 "Retweet") - [****Favorite**](https://twitter.com/intent/favorite?tweet_id=245224442375057408 "Favorite")
Although not directly involved, Anonymous has also tweeted its support.
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[![](https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2166808036/fawkespirate_normal.jpg)Anonymous@**AnonOpsLegion**](https://twitter.com/AnonOpsLegion)
[#**TangoDown**](https://twitter.com/search/%23TangoDown "#TangoDown") — [godaddy.com](http://t.co/jRGSsGHc "http://www.godaddy.com/") | by [@**AnonymousOwn3r**](https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r "Anonymous Own3r") |
[10 Sep 12](https://twitter.com/AnonOpsLegion/statuses/245218636187443200)- [****Reply**](https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?in_reply_to=245218636187443200 "Reply") > - [****Retweet**](https://twitter.com/intent/retweet?tweet_id=245218636187443200 "Retweet") > - [****Favorite**](https://twitter.com/intent/favorite?tweet_id=245218636187443200 "Favorite") > >
Also on Twitter, [GoDaddy said](https://twitter.com/GoDaddy/status/245213898683318272) that it is “aware of the trouble people are having with our site” and that it is working on getting things fixed.
Reports on [Hacker News](http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4500993) also indicate that GoDaddy’s phone support is also down.
As soon as GoDaddy returns, you might be interested in switching to a new registrar. Source: Mashable.