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An On-line Revolution! GoDaddy Targeted

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Some cat on twitter named "AnonymousOwn3r" Security leader of #Anonymous has claimed responsibility for bringing down GoDaddy and a large portion of the websites on the WWW.

Apparently the feeling is that GoDaddy is a bad corporate entirely and is being punished. GoDaddy seemed like a good company to me. One of the few large corporations that provide local 24x7 phone support and reasonably priced services which support small businesses. The rationale for attacking Go Daddy is not clear to me yet.

I'm losing money and potential business as a result. My websites http://edit1st.com http;//domainsforauthors.com and http://huria.org are all down -- these site provide services and features to other sites so even AALBC.com is impacted as well. For example, my bookstore database is down http://aalbc.com/writers/bookstores.html because the database lives on a Go Daddy server.

Countless other business larger and small are effected by this outage this is a MAJOR outage -- perhaps one of the worse outages I've witness in all my time online. The collateral damage inflicted on on perhaps millions of websites and thousands and thousands of small business does not seem to be worth the attack against GoDaddy..

I could easily come up with some more logical targets -- companies that do far more damage, and if their websites went away forever the WWW would actually be much better off.

Maybe there is some hope after all...

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GoDaddy was the target of protests after it was discovered that the company supported unpopular bills the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA): http://www.cbsnews.c...responsibility/

From Wikipedia

GoDaddy is an Internet domain registrar and Web hosting company that also sells e-business related software and services. In 2010, it reached more than 45 million domain names under management. Go Daddy is currently the largest ICANN-accredited registrar in the world, and is four times the size of its closest competitor.

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