September 10th, 2012 UPDATE: Looks like it has happened again. Godaddy is down taking all their sites and their email with them. While we don’t know the cause (The Hackers Anonymous have claimed responsibility), there are literally million of people that have been affected. Godaddy and their brilliant marketing team have merely responded with “We’re working on it”. For a billion dollar company to let something like this go on all day is inexcusable and gives us all the more reason have an alternative source of email and off site backup.
Even the big boys have problems some days. If you’re looking for your daily fill of Danica Patrick’s semi pretty face then don’t go to Godaddy this morning. They’ve gone off line. In addition to the main site, all sites hosted by Godaddy and email associated with their domains are also inaccessible to ATT/SBC internet users. Of course like all good husbands, initially I blamed my email problems on something my wife did on the computer despite the fact she hadn’t been anywhere near it. I soon realized early this morning that it was on Godaddy’s side since the only emails I had problems with were hosted by them. It appears that this has been a problem for at least 3 hours as I first noticed at 4:30 am. After speaking to a customer service rep I was told that only certain people were effected and of course, they were working on it. They said they would send me an email as soon as they got it fixed (just kidding but this is the type of response I usually get )
I did find that my iPhone had no problem receiving email and I can send email from my home and business computers (it may just go into space though) , you just can’t receive it from any computer using AT&T’s internet service. The positive of this is I’m pretty sure I’m going to get a few .99 cent domains out of this mishap.
UPDATE: Everything is back up but it put just a little doubt in everyone’s head