GoDaddy Goes Down After Apparent DNS Server Outage

By Robert McMillan

Many users of GoDaddy’s web hosting services found their websites down and their e-mail not going through on Monday afternoon, apparently following a failure of the company’s Domain Name Service servers.

GoDaddy announced the problems around 11 a.m. Pacific with a short Twitter message, saying: “We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it.”

At the same time, posters to the Outages mailing list were reporting that GoDaddy’s DNS servers — the computers that tell, among other things, internet browsers where to find web servers — had been knocked offline.
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