GoDaddy is down!

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  • cjb_bjc 10 Sep 2012 20:15:13 1,164 posts
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    So my website is hosted with godaddy and my email. And its been taken down!

    People are going to be mad!
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    Edited by cjb_bjc at 20:18:07 10-09-2012
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 10 Sep 2012 20:17:17 39,762 posts
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  • cjb_bjc 10 Sep 2012 20:24:10 1,164 posts
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    To be fair, its probably the biggest case of "hacking" thats yet to happen. Millions of sites to go down is not a minor case for them to be dealing with. I think this guys gonna get tracked down fast!
  • Deleted user 10 September 2012 20:26:08
    Haha, godaddy are shit, glad I left them ages ago.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2012 20:30:28
    Almost signed up to them the other day - glad I never!

    Bluehost have a fucking awful ordering system by the way.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2012 20:35:47
    The guy in charge is a massive cunt too who likes to shoot elephants.

    You dodged a bullet there, Mowgli.

    Edited by Aargh. at 20:36:20 10-09-2012
  • TheSaint 10 Sep 2012 20:36:54 14,829 posts
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    What will the world do without access to thousands of blogs? I need to see what people had for dinner goddammit.
  • cjb_bjc 10 Sep 2012 20:39:05 1,164 posts
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    Who is the best company to go with hosting then? I went with them because they were relatively cheap.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2012 22:10:21
    @Aargh. Just googled this, what a cunt.
  • LeoliansBro 10 Sep 2012 22:13:43 44,956 posts
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    Oh God! Not GoDaddy...

    ...remind me who GaDaddy is?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • heyyo 10 Sep 2012 22:15:04 14,369 posts
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    Someone chose chips instead.
  • Syrette 10 Sep 2012 22:21:17 44,227 posts
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    Prefer GoMummy myself (GoMammy for you Northerners).

  • cjb_bjc 11 Sep 2012 08:08:39 1,164 posts
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    What I don't get is how a DoS attack could take it all down? Surely is must have been one massive attack to take down GoDaddy right? Can't of been just one person?
  • LeoliansBro 11 Sep 2012 08:16:17 44,956 posts
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    It isn't down, it's just rebranded itself as G. Diddy.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • CosmicFuzz 11 Sep 2012 08:18:31 25,630 posts
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    The biggest case of hacking my arse.

    Hack my arse godaddy!

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  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 10:04:59
    lol at the sense of panic in the thread title. :D
  • cjb_bjc 11 Sep 2012 10:20:54 1,164 posts
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    As I stated, this didn't really affect me massively. It was just quite annoying not being able to retrieve some emails which i required to get on with some work. What I don't understand is the lack of worry from fellow Eg'ers though.

    One guy managed to take down millions of websites. Affecting business all around the world. Companies that host their own websites have no problems but this is a worry for lots of other people. GoDaddy was targeted this time, but there is no reason this could not get used on anyone else as its already been shown.

    Edited by cjb_bjc at 10:33:04 11-09-2012
  • LeoliansBro 11 Sep 2012 10:29:24 44,956 posts
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    'Affecting'.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Tiger_Walts 11 Sep 2012 11:36:11 16,631 posts
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    We host our own servers but we use GoDaddy for DNS registration.. So we had problems.  Naturally we could still use them using IP addresses but not many customers know how to do that.

    I find it odd that the DNS listings (or lacks thereof) propagated to other DNS servers. This may not have been just a DDoS attack but also a subversion of the DNS system.

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  • CosmicFuzz 11 Sep 2012 11:40:17 25,630 posts
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    GoDaddy or chips.

    Chips.

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  • Dirtbox 11 Sep 2012 13:56:22 79,204 posts
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    Tough shit, really, you shouldn't be using them in the first place.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 13:56:59 11-09-2012

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  • caligari 11 Sep 2012 13:58:53 17,194 posts
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    GoDaddy?

    More like NODaddy!

    GLOLZERS!
  • mal 11 Sep 2012 14:35:04 22,836 posts
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    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    I find it odd that the DNS listings (or lacks thereof) propagated to other DNS servers. This may not have been just a DDoS attack but also a subversion of the DNS system.
    While DNS is pretty famous for its flakiness (go DNSSEC today!) this just seems to have happened because DNS wasn't caching godaddy's records for some reason. So once godaddy's DNS masters popped off the internet, all the records just disappeared. I'm not sure why the system was configured not to cache the records downstream - perhaps there's some sort of flag they can set to indicate that since godaddy records change all the time, it's not worth caching them.

    To be honest, DNS caching causes more problems than it solves when it's used. Changing ISPs? Then expect your site to be down to at least half your customers for a good few hours. IP being DDOSsed? Change IP and ditto.

    The mystery is why the attacker took down goDaddy, as he doesn't seem to have anything against the company. Seems to be more of a 'just because he can' (be a dick) kind of a thing.

    Anyway, all sorted out now as far as I can tell (although half my blogroll is still not looking quite right).

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  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2012 14:38:30 61,318 posts
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    Didnt GoDaddy do something that the internet elders didnt like? Like support mitt romney or that piracy bill or something?

    My memory is hazy, but I think its a revenge attack for something stupid.

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  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 14:58:02
    nickthegun wrote:
    Didnt GoDaddy do something that the internet elders didnt like? Like support mitt romney or that piracy bill or something?

    My memory is hazy, but I think its a revenge attack for something stupid.
    Yeah, they publicly supported SOPA. Or PIPA. Or whatever other acronym it was.
  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 19:39:55
    Did they really? Well, that was a bit silly wasn't it. Got what they deserved.

    Mind you if we're actually talking about supporting Pipa Middletons arse, I can get with that.

    Edited by Apostle at 19:40:59 11-09-2012
  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 19:45:48
    They're also shit and the owner is a massive bastard!
  • CosmicFuzz 11 Sep 2012 20:15:14 25,630 posts
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    DEATH TO GODADDY!

    GODADDY GOHOME!

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  • mal 11 Sep 2012 20:19:45 22,836 posts
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    Think they backed down from the support after people started moving their hosting away, so perhaps they're not /massive/ cunts.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Deleted user 12 September 2012 08:15:52
    That makes it sound like they are two faced cunts who have no resolve to stand for what they believe in when it gets hard to.
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