A member of the Anonymous hacktivist group appears to have taken down GoDaddy with a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), The Next Web reports.
The widespread issue seems to be affecting countless websites and services around the world, although not for everyone.
GoDaddy.com is down, but so are some of the site’s DNS servers, which means GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are down as well, and lots more. It’s currently unclear if the servers are being unresponsive or if they are completely offline. Either way, the result is that if the DNS is hosted on GoDaddy, a site may also look as if it is down, because it cannot resolve, TNW says.
AnonymousOwn3r is claiming sole responsibility for the attack.
GoDaddy is aware of the issue. “Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,” they tweeted.