Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GoDaddy Comes Back Online After Attacks

A website is a vital and essential tool for business owners. Your website could be the door to your company. Technology is evolving and has made it fairly simple for buyers to study companies just before they do any kind of business with them or obtain goods from them. A website will saves your time and money. Before the Internet, businesses had to rely on print advertising and marketing for their advertisements. Now in addition to print advertising and marketing, it is possible to place material that would otherwise be expensive to print on your website without having incurring any expense. Best of all, with a website you are no longer limited on your marketing and advertising audience. Your business can right now advertise globally and virally, allowing you to reach audiences and consumers that it is possible to not reach just before.

GoDaddy is known around the globe for getting the world's largest domain registration company. If there is one thing that a whole lot of internet entrepreneurs will agree with me on, is that the Godaddy domain registration service is one of the plenty of prevalent in the marketplace. Many people both at the US and outside the US use it to register their domains. It is consequently that the company has turn into one of the largest businesses held by private individuals. In addition to that, it has too scooped a number of Best Overall Registrar awards.

GodaddyHowever, Monday(September 10, 2012) has not been the best of days for GoDaddy or its millions of customers. The company which hosts more than 5 million sites, has been a subject of hackers' because it publicly supported federal anti-piracy legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Several prominent opponents of the measure argued that the bill would stifle innovation and removed their domains from GoDaddy. "By using/supporting GoDaddy, you are supporting censorship of the Internet," read a message posted Monday by a Twitter account believed to be affiliated with Anonymous.

One Twitter feed, @AnonymousOwn3r, said that "all servers" of Go Daddy had been taken down. The account of AnonymousOwn3r identifies itself as the "security leader" of the group, but said in subsequent tweets that the attack was carried alone and not on behalf of the organisation. "it is not Anonymous coletive it's only me don't use Anonymous coletive name on it, just my name," the person said in the feed. "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."

Anyways, GoDaddy has restored some services on Monday as the company battled online attacks that severely impacted its hosting and domain-name registration operations.

"We're still working," the company wrote on Twitter. "Getting closer to normal. Thanks for all your patience and understanding."

Elizabeth L. Driscoll, vice president of public relations for GoDaddy, said via email that the outage started around 10:25 AM Pacific time, and services for the bulk of affected customers were restored at 2:43 PM.

"At no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised," she wrote. "We will provide an additional update within the next 24 hours."

When the dust settles, the company will have an opportunity to be transparent about the incident, and the role its own security practices played in what happened. GoDaddy's response to the problem -- and how it deals with its millions of customers -- could make or break the company's future.

1 comment:

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