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2012-09-10 03:58:31 PM

meddleRPI:

So that that company can be the whimsical target of a bored 20-something?


Possibly, but GoDaddy is known to be a pretty sleazy company. Their advertising is based on hot chicks showing their boobs. Their server co-location is a mess, and their tech support sucks. Oh, and the CEO likes to go on safari's in Africa and shoot Elephants.

It's going to be hard for any other service provider to live up to that reputation.
 
2012-09-10 03:58:58 PM

fang06554: internet.bs


I love that name. They took over our previous registrar. I thought it was a scam I was laughing so hard, but nope. They also have very good service.

/granted, I laugh anytime I see POS terminals too...
 
2012-09-10 03:59:38 PM

Pfighting Polish: Leeds: Do you have access to ...

GVS (Google Video Search) Candice Michelle, who was basically the GoDaddy girl that got things started. Turn SafeSearch off. You won't be disappointed.

At work right now, otherwise I'd do the linking for you.


There's no way in hell that this is a bookmark.
 
2012-09-10 03:59:43 PM

Leeds: fireclown: crap. My running clubs site is dead. One farkers page affected.

Hasher?


My dad is a hasher here in Orlando. I have had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with a bunch of them.
:-)
 
2012-09-10 04:00:29 PM
Apparently this was done because GoDaddy supported SOPA/PIPA. Yeah, this stunt will sure get them to change their minds.

It's like shooting a legislator for trying to pass a gun crime bill.

There are ways to fight SOPA/PIPA (education being the best) that don't involve cyber-terrorism. All this did was grease the pipe that this bill will get shoved through.
 
2012-09-10 04:01:07 PM

Johnny Bananapeel: [i.imgur.com image 267x400]


Are those Cheezits?!
 
2012-09-10 04:02:31 PM

Ishkur: It's like shooting a legislator for trying to pass a gun crime bill.


If you shoot a legislator, they won't be showing up to vote yay or nay.

/Regardless, do not shoot legislators
 
2012-09-10 04:04:03 PM
Bored at work. visited wowhead. Appears borked. Sufficiently bored to come to fark.

This is not the first time I've gotten my news from fark.
 
2012-09-10 04:04:21 PM
Okay I'm pissed. People say corporate businesses shouldn't use GoDaddy, so I use AT&T. They get knocked out with hardware on their DNS a couple weeks back.

So I flip our important stuff, our own corporate host name (email, corp site, VPN services, etc) to Godaddy because hey - they never failed before.

Now email in limbo, VPN not going to work over night for our offshore counterparts.

fark Anon, single person or not.
 
2012-09-10 04:04:49 PM

FatMason: Candice Michelle


gawdamn. well there goes my afternoon. now im going to be stuck behind my desk with the lights low and the door shut.

/ tmi?

NOT EVEN REMOTELY SAFE FOR WORK, unless your work happens to be pron.
 
2012-09-10 04:05:07 PM
Former GoDaddy customer here.

Former because of their support of SOPA.

I can't condone someone doing this to their customers -- after all, the whole point is that hurting random innocent people because of one bad actor is a Bad Thing -- but they're getting a taste of what SOPA could do to people like me. I run a little hosting service as part of my website design business. Under SOPA, if one of my clients -- or, potentially, even someone on the same netblock, someone that none of us even knows, let alone does business with -- was accused of wrongdoing, I could be put out of business and all my other clients could lose their websites, even though neither they nor I had anything to do with what happened, or even knew it had happened.

Being able to put a small business out of business based on an unfounded allegation? That is not business-friendly, at least not small-business-friendly. Certainly not Worldwalker-friendly.

The fact that, over the past few years, their support went from industry-leading to "we have your money already, go away," their server security became utterly pathetic, and even their commercials went from clever and risque to pretty lame, didn't help matters either. But it was the SOPA support that pushed me over the edge.

On the plus side, my server migration to HostGator was easy and almost painless; I've found only one problem, a script permissions issue, that was quickly fixed. At least GoDaddy is an easy company to leave.

So, again, while I absolutely don't condone what was done to GoDaddy, let alone their customers, I must admit to a certain amount of schadenfreude about seeing GoDaddy get what they thought was perfectly okay to have happen to other people.
 
2012-09-10 04:05:29 PM

Ishkur: There are ways to fight SOPA/PIPA (education being the best) that don't involve cyber-terrorism. All this did was grease the pipe that this bill will get shoved through.


If an act of what amounts to electronic vandalism in any way influences one's stance on SOPA/PIPA, in either direction, then that person does not understand the language or intent of the legislation, and should keep his/her damned mouth shut about it.
 
2012-09-10 04:05:44 PM
I've got about 28 sites hosted on GoDaddy so I am NOT getting a kick out of this.

Really annoying actually. Attacking a site for political motivations is one thing, but farking with potentially thousands of small business who depend on the web to get by is just lame.
 
2012-09-10 04:06:06 PM
Damn kids!

www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-09-10 04:07:02 PM

Starfly: Okay I'm pissed. People say corporate businesses shouldn't use GoDaddy, so I use AT&T. They get knocked out with hardware on their DNS a couple weeks back.

So I flip our important stuff, our own corporate host name (email, corp site, VPN services, etc) to Godaddy because hey - they never failed before.

Now email in limbo, VPN not going to work over night for our offshore counterparts.

fark Anon, single person or not.


you didn't look at their wikipedia entry?

Godaddy controversies
 
2012-09-10 04:07:13 PM
I was worried for a bit, but it looks like Zombo.com is still up. So I guess we're all right, then.
 
2012-09-10 04:08:16 PM
violent femmes were precogs.
Gone daddy gone (your site is gone)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekL7o8BQkZM
 
2012-09-10 04:08:56 PM

Honest Bender: ArkPanda: I usually check on my cell (AT&T) to see if it's everyone or just me.

downforeveryoneorjustme.com


Which itself is down :-)
 
2012-09-10 04:10:25 PM

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Somebody threw an anonymous shoe in front of GoDaddy's path.


sacrebleu
 
2012-09-10 04:11:13 PM

ackb4r: I've got about 28 sites hosted on GoDaddy so I am NOT getting a kick out of this.

Really annoying actually. Attacking a site for political motivations is one thing, but farking with potentially thousands of small business who depend on the web to get by is just lame.


The guy who flipped the switch is certainly a Bad Person (TM) for causing this hardship, but don't give a pass to GoDaddy -- this wouldn't be possible if they had a reasonable security posture.
 
2012-09-10 04:11:21 PM

fluffy2097: Starfly: Okay I'm pissed. People say corporate businesses shouldn't use GoDaddy, so I use AT&T. They get knocked out with hardware on their DNS a couple weeks back.

So I flip our important stuff, our own corporate host name (email, corp site, VPN services, etc) to Godaddy because hey - they never failed before.

Now email in limbo, VPN not going to work over night for our offshore counterparts.

fark Anon, single person or not.

you didn't look at their wikipedia entry?

Godaddy controversies


I'm all for white-knighting but this is akin to bombing the Oklahoma City building because you don't agree with Uncle Sam. Innocent people are being affected.
 
2012-09-10 04:12:13 PM
Hey Anonymous folks. You suck. You do not have any moral authority when you start taking things down because you feel like it. Don't call yourself a 'cause' or say you have 'moral authority' or any other variation thereof.

You are anarchist morons.
 
2012-09-10 04:12:27 PM
While I'm here, if any of you decide to switch providers as a result of this incident, do not, I repeat do not use aplus.net. They were awesome until they sold out to Deluxe (yes, the check printing company who thought they could run a hosting company).
 
2012-09-10 04:12:40 PM

yequalsy: RoLleRKoaSTeR: Somebody threw an anonymous shoe in front of GoDaddy's path.

sacrebleu


ze sabot-tage!
 
2012-09-10 04:13:17 PM

rooftop235: FatMason: Candice Michelle

gawdamn. well there goes my afternoon. now im going to be stuck behind my desk with the lights low and the door shut.

/ tmi?

NOT EVEN REMOTELY SAFE FOR WORK, unless your work happens to be pron.


She has her hand positioned like she's trying to stop a leak.
 
2012-09-10 04:13:34 PM

Starfly: this is akin to bombing the Oklahoma City building


ಠ_ಠ

Who has died so far in the great GoDaddy bombing of September 12 2012?

You must Literally be Hitler. Literally.
 
2012-09-10 04:13:45 PM
I love how it's gotten to the point where corporate IT security is so awful that people automatically blame the person who got in.
 
2012-09-10 04:14:03 PM
Looks like it is coming back online now.
 
2012-09-10 04:15:02 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: rooftop235: FatMason: Candice Michelle

gawdamn. well there goes my afternoon. now im going to be stuck behind my desk with the lights low and the door shut.

/ tmi?

NOT EVEN REMOTELY SAFE FOR WORK, unless your work happens to be pron.

She has her hand positioned like she's trying to stop a leak.


or concealing man-tackle
 
2012-09-10 04:15:29 PM

fang06554: Looks like it is coming back online now.


Let's see if we explode something by all hitting our send/receive buttons at once.
 
2012-09-10 04:15:46 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: rooftop235: FatMason: Candice Michelle

gawdamn. well there goes my afternoon. now im going to be stuck behind my desk with the lights low and the door shut.

/ tmi?

NOT EVEN REMOTELY SAFE FOR WORK, unless your work happens to be pron.

She has her hand positioned like she's trying to stop a leak.

or concealing man-tackle


Looks overly Photoshopped. Fake boobs too. I like a more natural look.
 
2012-09-10 04:16:34 PM

Shazam999: Most people don't realize that you don't have to have host or even have DNS where you register your names.


Most people don't realize that your registrar's DNS servers are still required for your DNS to function. Regardless of where you host your DNS.
 
2012-09-10 04:16:38 PM

wmoonfox: If an act of what amounts to electronic vandalism in any way influences one's stance on SOPA/PIPA, in either direction, then that person does not understand the language or intent of the legislation, and should keep his/her damned mouth shut about it.


Do you seriously think ANYONE in Congress or the House or the Supreme Court or the President's Cabinet even understands SOPA/PIPA and what it means?

Of course not. They'll pass whatever legislation the telcom-fed lobbyists pay them to pass. They don't even read bills.

They may not understand SOPA/PIPA or even the internet at large, but one thing they do understand is terrorism, and no amount of its effectiveness has ever gotten a ruling authority to capitulate. Regardless of era, location or culture. Terrorism is always returned with raw, naked force.
 
2012-09-10 04:17:40 PM
Blatantly lifted from comments:

Knock knock.
-Who's there?
Any website hosted on Godaddy.
-Any website hosted on Godaddy, who?
.
 
2012-09-10 04:17:42 PM

fluffy2097: Starfly: this is akin to bombing the Oklahoma City building

ಠ_ಠ

Who has died so far in the great GoDaddy bombing of September 12 2012?

You must Literally be Hitler. Literally.


Ask us again in two days...
 
2012-09-10 04:18:07 PM

Leeds: xynix: Probably because GoDaddy has no redundancy.. Their executive management didn't think it was a top priority. There is technology available that would have prevented this problem but the couple hundred K it cost sounded like too much to the execs. I wonder what it sounds like now?

What would redundancy do in the case of a DOS attack? Make it take twice as many pings before the servers lock up?


No.. a true active active with witness would prevent any DOS from working.
 
2012-09-10 04:18:57 PM

Honest Bender: Shazam999: Most people don't realize that you don't have to have host or even have DNS where you register your names.

Most people don't realize that your registrar's DNS servers are still required for your DNS to function. Regardless of where you host your DNS.


Not true. As in, false. Incorrect. Negative. Your glue records can be delegated straight from the .com (or .org or .net or whatever) TLD nameservers straight to yours. No middleman necessary.
 
2012-09-10 04:19:02 PM

xynix: Probably because GoDaddy has no redundancy.. Their executive management didn't think it was a top priority. There is technology available that would have prevented this problem but the couple hundred K it cost sounded like too much to the execs. I wonder what it sounds like now?


They'll just blame the system admins for not preventing this from happening.
 
2012-09-10 04:20:06 PM

EZ Writer: Ask us again in two days...


shiat!

I've given away the future again.

/goddamnit, this happens every time I use the internet while time traveling.
 
2012-09-10 04:20:33 PM

meddleRPI: fluffy2097: Ishkur: What the fark do you think inconveniencing everyone who uses these services is going to prove?

That it's time to move your DNS entries to anyone other then GoDaddy?

So that that company can be the whimsical target of a bored 20-something?


Other companies have proper infrastructure for mitigating such attacks.

Even if your particular hosting company isn't terribly attack-resistant, CloudFlare.com (they offer some paid plans as well) is free, protects against attacks, caches static content around the world (thus speeding up your site for visitors), and has a well-managed, attack-resistant network.
 
2012-09-10 04:20:45 PM

Honest Bender: Shazam999: Most people don't realize that you don't have to have host or even have DNS where you register your names.

Most people don't realize that your registrar's DNS servers are still required for your DNS to function. Regardless of where you host your DNS.


You're a farking idiot.
 
2012-09-10 04:21:08 PM
This isn't a DDOS... Our hosted site is down and after talking with Godaddy it sounds like their zone files, ALL of their zone files got trashed. The reason sites are up for some people and not for others might be because the corrupted DNS changes have not propagated to whatever server you get your DNS info from. If that's the case, it's only a matter of time.

Anonymous might think they're striking a blow against "the man" here but I'm betting 99.999% of the people using websites affected by this had no say in what provider the website chose for their DNS and SSL certificates.
 
2012-09-10 04:21:20 PM

mcreadyblue: davidphogan: OgreMagi: I'm not experiencing any problems, but I use the corporate DNS service.

As for Anon. You guys seriously need to reconsider your priorities. Taking out Co$? No problem. They are evil farks. Taking out DNS? That is like firing a shotgun into a crowd because you dislike one person. You people are a bunch of childish little shiats.

This does seem like a pretty bad move from a PR point of view, but it may still qualify as kind of lulz-motivated.

It's only one guy, not Anon.

Of course, he is a Brazillian.


Whenever any site online goes offline, I assume a Brazillian did it.

When my personal site went down, a Brazillian did it.

Does this make me racist? Probably. Brazil shouldn't be online. All those primary colour websites, all the site admins always wearing yellow and green or orange jersies.
 
2012-09-10 04:21:23 PM
Welp, there goes my mom's work...

/Online charter school
/GoDaddy hosted
//They're gonna have a fun day...
 
2012-09-10 04:21:24 PM

OgreMagi: xynix: Probably because GoDaddy has no redundancy.. Their executive management didn't think it was a top priority. There is technology available that would have prevented this problem but the couple hundred K it cost sounded like too much to the execs. I wonder what it sounds like now?

They'll just blame the system admins for not preventing this from happening.


Then fire them all when the system admins provide documentation that they warned the company about this every year since 1997
 
2012-09-10 04:23:33 PM

Leeds: Hasher?


yeah. Frederick MD, home of the Old Frederick H3 (OFH3.COM). Drop by, first pint's on us. Ask for Gnome.
 
2012-09-10 04:25:25 PM
This picture of Danica always makes me laugh.
 
2012-09-10 04:25:39 PM

EZ Writer: fluffy2097: Starfly: this is akin to bombing the Oklahoma City building

ಠ_ಠ

Who has died so far in the great GoDaddy bombing of September 12 2012?

You must Literally be Hitler. Literally.

Ask us again in two days...


I took a little leap there, going from site DDOSing to killing people. My apologies, I'm like the media. But damn dude, I'm pissed off and the world has to hear about it!
 
2012-09-10 04:25:41 PM
Whar spam? Whar?
 
2012-09-10 04:26:37 PM
www.sportressofblogitude.com
Or maybe it was this one.
 
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