September 10, 2012 11:55 AM Subscribe
GoDaddy.com is down, along with most domains that host with them or use their DNS services. Apparently due to an attack by Anonymous or an Anonymous member. I have a few questions about DNS.
posted by syzygy to computers & internet (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Years ago, I purchased domains, hosting and DNS services from GoDaddy. Over the past couple of years, I've moved all of my hosting elsewhere (Webfaction FTW!), but I left registration and DNS at GoDaddy out of convenience.
GoDaddy's been down for more than an hour, so DNS is on my mind. A few questions:
1. Is it possible to set up DNS hosting for my domains elsewhere while all of godaddy is down (including their DNS and domain-management tools)?
2. Would it have been possible for me to have a secondary DNS server or some other kind of failover DNS that would have kept my domains online in the event of such an outage?
3. In the longer term, let's say I want to wash my hands of GoDaddy, completely (I do). I have a bunch of domains that are registered through GoDaddy, and all of them rely on GoDaddy's DNS servers, but none of them are hosted with GoDaddy. What would I need to do to move everything off of GoDaddy, and do you have any recommendations for a better company to work with?