GoDaddy outage takes down tons of sites around the web

NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy your tickets while they last.

Popular web services site GoDaddy has experienced a widespread outage today, causing countless sites around the web to cease functioning.

A member of hacker collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the outage, and they said GoDaddy’s DNS servers were all taken offline. “I’m taking godaddy down bacause well i’d like to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that i can not talk now,” Anonymous Own3r wrote on Twitter.

Anonymous Own3r has expressly said this is not an attack made on Anonymous’ behalf, and it is just from this one member.

GoDaddy acknowledged the outage on Twitter with two tweets:


I can confirm that the outage for GoDaddy sites is authentic because my personal URL,, is currently not working.

We will update this post when the outage is resolved.

Developing post. Refresh for updates.