GoDaddy experienced a major outage yesterday morning which Anonymous originally claimed responsibility for. Network World reported an attack affecting GoDaddy’s DNS servers and that they temporarily redirected its DNS traffic for GoDaddy.com to VeriSign.
However, it now appears to be a run of the mill screw-up according to the news release on their site.
The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a “hack” and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com. We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again.
At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised.