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Today, GoDaddy suffered one of the biggest outages in internet history. Millions of people who have hosting, domains, or other products with GoDaddy have suffered as a result of this downtime. We're not excluded either.
A member of Anonymous, a relatively large headless hacking organization, has claimed responsibility for taking down GoDaddy. Perhaps because of the PIPA or SOPA support that GoDaddy has pledged allegiance towards (they're both bad for the internet, if you want to know why ask me and I'll be glad to discuss).
In any case, millions of domains are down, sites are unreachable, and the internet has a giant hole in it as GoDaddy accounts for over 225 million domains. Basically, every site and email address hosted with or through GoDaddy (including domains pointed elsewhere) crashed today.
So what's next? Well, GoDaddy will remain a large target for hackers. They stand against what the internet stands for (free and open information that is unrestricted). That being said, I don't see the threat of GoDaddy being hacked decreasing anytime soon. My advice? Switch to a new host and domain provider.
So why am I writing this email?
- To let you know what's going on (information is important).
- I can help with that transition.
There are plenty of other alternatives out there. While I'd love to toot my own horn and suggest using my small personalized hosting service, it may not be right for you. I think it's time to take action and migrate away from GoDaddy – entirely – if you're using it.
I'd love to help you out. Send me an email (reply to this message, call my cell, whatever is easiest for you) and we'll figure out the best and most cost effective solution for you.
It's unfortunate that this has happened, but part of me believes that it was inevitable.