Back Online but how much did it cost us?

Whois XML Api Back online but how much did it Cost us and the Global Economy?  So the worlds leading? and largest domain registrar is down – Some people are saying 25% of the internet is offline because of one company…

So how much will being down cost? No one actually knows…

This isn’t just effecting the USA, It’s Global and every minute that is down the world is losing money…

The bigger picture is forget about how much this is going to cost in lost business, Think about how it is effecting the little guy, The one man band operations or even the guy with 20, 200, or 2000 employees. going down is costing us all millions if not billions in lost global revenue.

How many bank transactions do you think aren’t being done right now? This is big news on a Global Scale…

There is an article by the Associated Press below covering how this is affecting the little guy…

Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.comwere down Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service.

A Twitter feed that claims to be affiliated with the “Anonymous” hacker group says it was behind the outage, but this couldn’t be confirmed. Another Twitter account, known to be associated with Anonymous, suggested the first one was just taking advantage of an outage it had nothing to do with.

GoDaddy spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll said the company was still investigating the cause and working to restore service. hosts more than 5 million websites, mostly for small businesses. Websites that were complaining on Twitter about outages included, which sells accessories with Japanese animation themes, and, a video-sharing site.

The outage began shortly after 1 p.m. EDT, Driscoll said.

Kenneth Borg, who works in a Long Beach, Calif., screen printing business, said and two other sites were down. Their email addresses weren’t working either.

“We run our entire business through websites and emails, so everything’s down today,” Borg said.

The business even takes orders from its two physical stores through the Web, so clerks had to use their personal email addresses to send in orders to the printing shop, causing an administrative headache, Borg said.

Borg said he could empathize to some extent with the hacker, if one was involved. GoDaddy was a target for “hacktivists” early this year, when it supported a copyright bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Movie and music studios had backed the changes, but critics say they would result in censorship and discourage Internet innovation.

“I’m definitely one for upsetting the establishment in some cases, and I understand that if he’s going after GoDaddy, he may have had many reasons for doing that,” Borg said. “But I don’t think he realized that he was affecting so many small businesses, and not just a major company.”

This guy from anonymous really didn’t think about this before he hacked and shut down google… I get free spirit and fighting for what you believe in but don’t do it with other people’s business and lives…

The questions need to be asked why and how did this happen?

unfortunately arent say much about the situation – This is the worst thing they can do, Even if you don’t know tell the world you don’t know but you are working on getting it fixed and getting it right asap.

The site is back online now and we await an update from – 22:49 GMT – London.


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