Heads-Up: GoDaddy Broke the Interwebs...

For the last ~15 minutes I've been receiving complaints about DNS
issues. GoDaddy DNS is apparently b0rked. I'm also seeing a lot of
tweets about their hosting and VPS being down. I'm unable to access
the control panel for one of my customer accounts.

-A

Wow. Their own site is even down.

This is already being covered on outages list seems be very widespread

Looks like this may be a DDoS attack from Anonymous:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/godaddy-outage-takes-down-millions-of-sites/

Of course, it could be a case of Hanlon's Razor.

-Steve

Yeah, I heard about downtime from couple of our clients.

Seems like US West coast datacenter has issues specially with DNS. I see
DNS working fine in Asia (via Singapore nodes), and in other parts of US as
well.

Here's a failing DNS node (checking from my Europe test server)

traceroute to 216.69.185.46 (216.69.185.46), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 gw.giga-dns.com (91.194.90.1) 1.141 ms 1.134 ms 1.346 ms
2 62.140.24.125 (62.140.24.125) 1.835 ms 1.830 ms 1.820 ms
3 ae-19-19.ebr1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.153.246) 6.560 ms 6.560 ms
6.552 ms
4 ae-46-46.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.143.138) 15.286 ms
ae-47-47.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.143.142) 15.270 ms
ae-45-45.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.143.134) 15.246 ms
5 ae-42-42.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.137.54) 95.934 ms 95.928
ms ae-43-43.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.137.58) 95.820 ms
6 ae-82-82.csw3.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.134.154) 94.157 ms
ae-92-92.csw4.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.134.158) 96.707 ms 98.696 ms
7 ae-23-70.car3.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.149.69) 95.490 ms
ae-43-90.car3.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.149.197) 93.731 ms 96.204 ms
8 THE-GO-DADD.car3.Washington1.Level3.net (4.79.168.54) 94.708 ms
97.039 ms 95.756 ms
9 208.109.112.253 (208.109.112.253) 95.244 ms 94.401 ms 94.388 ms
10 208.109.112.253 (208.109.112.253) 94.378 ms 93.864 ms 95.172 ms
11 208.109.113.58 (208.109.113.58) 94.387 ms 94.359 ms 94.042 ms
12 * * *

I am very curious to know what prevents Godaddy from withdrawling prefixes
from that specific region and let other working datacenters to handle DNS?
Can that cause issue on other stable nodes during DOS attack?