Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here.
As previously reported, GoDaddy is experiencing some major technical difficulties, apparently with DNS servers down. An anonymous member has taken credit for an attack, but not on behalf of the larger Anonymous entity, as the member corrected TechCrunch on Twitter…
And the reasoning, according to Anonymous Own3r:
@film_girl 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
GoDaddy has acknowledged the issues, but only in a very vague manner:
Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it.
As we’ve seen in other instances of GoDaddy turmoil, competitors in the hosting space are jumping at the chance to offer people deals to change providers.