Facing problems were company servers based out of Europe – although clients in the U.S. were affected too.
“Customers were temporarily unable to reach their websites due to a large distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in our EU hosting server environment. Filters were immediately applied to mitigate the situation and service was restored at 7.40pm,” Go Daddy’s Cedar Coleman, a senior director of web hosting operations, told The Register.
Go Daddy was able to eventually restore services but this isn’t the first time the company’s faced similar issues. The company experienced a problem in September caused by what it said were “corrupted router data tables.” Despite that, some hacking groups had initially claimed responsibility.