(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Web hosting clients of domain registrar Go Daddy will receive one month’s worth of credit following widespread downtime issues that occurred for the web host on Monday.
During that time, the web host faced what was initially thought to have been a data breach as claimed by a supporter of hacking collective Anonymous. However, Go Daddy later disputed that, instead blaming the issue on “corrupted router data tables” within the company’s network.
“As a result of this disruption, your account will be credited for the value of 1-month of service for each of your active/published sites,” read an email sent to the company’s customers from company CEO Scott Wagner, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Following the incident, it was report that Go Daddy had moved some of its DNS data to VeriSign in an attempt to correct the problem.
Go Daddy has regularly emphasized its ability to maintain uptime. The incident itself brought the company’s homepage down with a number of its hosted sites. An earlier AP report noted that the number of those affected may have accounted for anywhere between thousands and millions of web presences.