Updated 4:53 p.m. ET
(CBS News) GoDaddy, the domain
registrar and Web hosting company, experienced outages Monday, perhaps
taking millions of websites down as a result.
"Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it," @GoDaddy tweeted.
While GoDaddy.com's site is up and running, websites hosted by the company are still experiencing outages.
services are back online," a GoDaddy spokesperson told CBS News. "It's
been intermittent and impacted our site and some of our customer sites.
It started at about 10 a.m. PT and we are working to restore all
earlier that GoDaddy-hosted email addresses were down, as well. The
blog suggests customers concerned with that their site has been affected
can check online status at Down For Everyone Or Just Me.
quick call to the company's customer service line resulted in a voice
message stating that the company is aware of issues involving several
services, including web hosting and emails. The company suggest
following its Twitter page for updates.
Twitter accounts thought to be associated with the hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack.
"Basically, every GoDaddy site on the planet just crashed," @TibitXimer tweeted.
"#TangoDown - godaddy.com," @AnonOpsLegion tweeted
Monday, claiming that the Twitter account @AnonymousOwn3r was
responsible for the breach. "TangoDown" is the term that Anonymous
generally uses to signify that a website is down.
"By using /
supporting Godaddy, you are supporting censorship of the Internet,"
@AnonOpsLegion tweeted again later. GoDaddy was the target of protests
after it was discovered that the company supported unpopular bills the
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).
company's latest tweet reads: "Update: Still working on it, but we're
making progress. Some service has already been restored. Stick with us."
GoDaddy did not specify at timeline for when all services would be restored, but did say that "all hands are on deck."