‘Corrupted Router Data Tables’ Caused Go Daddy Downtime, Not Hacker

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) –Following yesterday’s extensive downtime plaguing Go Daddy and a large quantity of its hosted sites, the domain registrar clarified on Tuesday that a security breach was not to blame for the incident.

That runs contrary to a claim made by Twitter user “Anonymous Own3r” who had initially taken credit for bringing down the web host.

Announcing that it had wrapped up its investigation into the matter, the company ruled out “external influences,” instead laying the blame on a “series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.”

“Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com. We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again,” commented CEO Scott Wagner via the company’s website.

A news story from the Associated Press previously noted that the downtime may have hit between thousands and millions of websites relying on the company’s hosting platform. Go Daddy currently administers over 53 million registered domains, as indicated in records from the company. Users can also rest easy that no data was compromised throughout the matter.

Go Daddy has advertised itself on high uptime and apologized for the matter. Meanwhile, a report appearing on Wired.com noted that the company transferred its DNS to VeriSign to get its services back up and running.