Go Daddy Stops; Service Outage in 70% of United States; Hosts About Half of US Websites. Domains and Emails also Affected.
GoDaddy has a denial of services attack causing a widespread outage in the Southeastern, Northeastern and Southwestern United States.
September 21, 2020
Update: We received the following email today at 11:36 am PST:
"Santa Monica Observer Editorial Team, Earlier today you published the following article:
GoDaddy is not currently experiencing a service outage and did not have any outages earlier today. To summarize, our team has not identified any service outages. The source for your article is wrong. Can you please update the article? The article was syndicated by Bloomberg, which is spreading false information.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Dan Race, Vice President, Corporate Communications, GoDaddy"
Internet services provider Go Daddy is reportedly experiencing a widespread outage, as of 9 am PST on September 21, 2020. "Go Daddy, which hosts 4x as many sites as anyone else, is down in about half the country," said one source on Twitter.
The denial of services comes on a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 900 points, and right after the death of a Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So it adds to the uncertainty.
http://www.Downdetector.com shows a widespread outage on the East Coast, the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. The outage affects hosting, domains and email.
GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and incorporated in Delaware.
As of June 2020, GoDaddy has more than 20 million customers and over 7,000 employees worldwide. The company is known for its advertising on TV and in the newspapers. It has been involved in several controversies related to censorship.