GoDaddy Outage: Anonymous Attack Or IT Failure?

Posted: September 15, 2012

An outage like the GoDaddy outage can be devastating. Why risk your business by failing to plan? Select the right host/cloud provider & prepare by having a BC&DR plan.


After the GoDaddy outage there are speculations as to whether or not the outage was an anonymous hack or IT failure.  According to the GoDaddy Outage: Anonymous Attack Or IT Failure article there was a six hour outage which resulted in a breach of the 99.999% service agreement.  The article stated that United Press International a GoDaddy client with ten retail websites is moving to another host.  The outage cost United Press International approximately $50,000 in lost sales.

The GoDaddy outage is a painful reminder that business continuity and disaster recovery is very important.  It is vital to have a business continuity and disaster recovery in the event of an ISP outage.  In addition, it is vital to select an ISP and/or host that is fully redundant to reduce outages. 

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