GoDaddy back online, affirms no data comprised

GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner said the disruption was caused by an internal network glitch.

Web hosting provider GoDaddy has brought its website and services back online, restoring service to millions of customers following a lengthy outage on Monday.

We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.

Scott Wagner, CEO, Go Daddy Group Inc. 

"We're working out the last few kinks for our site & control centers," the company told customers via Facebook. "No customer data was compromised."

Scott Wagner, CEO of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Go Daddy Group Inc. said the service outage was not caused by an attacker

"We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables," Wagner said in a statement. "Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com." 

The outage lasted six hours, from 1 to 7 p.m. ET, according to Wagner's statement. Wagner said the company implemented measures to prevent the problem from occurring again. "At no time was any customer data at risk or were any of our systems compromised" he said.

Wired reported that the company apparently moved its DNS servers to rival VeriSign to speed up the process of restoring its website and hosting services.  

Founded in 1997, Go Daddy Group is the largest global domain registrar accredited by ICANN . It has more than 50 million domain names under management.

GoDaddy has had service disruptions in the past. In 2007 some GoDaddy websites were disrupted by a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS).  The company's IT security team had to filter out malicious traffic during a five hour period.

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