Anyone with the unfortunate experience of having GoDaddy as a domain registrar was treated to an avalanche of phone calls today. A lone hacker from Anonymous arranged a DDOS attack against them this afternoon, crashing their servers and taking half the internet with it.
Here’s the best snark from Twitter users after the world’s worst web host was hacked by some kid…
I imagine GoDaddy’s explanation for today’s outage will feature two bikini-clad women mud-wrestling while Bob Parsons strangles an elephant.
— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) September 10, 2012
Top five reasons why you should use GoDaddy:1.
— Visual Idiot (@idiot) September 10, 2012
Dear newspaper editors: I know it’s going to be hard to find good art for the GoDaddy story. So I found one for you: a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/022…
— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) September 10, 2012
GoDaddy status: “Sorry, out elephant hunting. We’ll be back shortly.”
— Clay Schossow (@newmediaclay) September 10, 2012
Pictorial representation of current GoDaddy status. twitter.com/OdeToCode/stat…
— K. Scott Allen (@OdeToCode) September 10, 2012
This GoDaddy situation is basically a long, drawn-out walk of shame for all those still hosting with them.
— Anthony Colangelo (@acolangelo) September 10, 2012
GoDaddy really regretting hosting their site through GoDaddy right about now.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 10, 2012
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) September 10, 2012
Guess how much sympathy I have for anyone still actually on GoDaddy at this point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Daddy#…
— Dave Shea (@mezzoblue) September 10, 2012
I recently had a colleague at a PR firm ask why I yanked ten websites off of GoDaddy and transitioned them over to Bluehost.
It was a pretty short meeting.