DNS Attack Affects Millions

Date: Nov. 30, 2005

The web-hosting client was hit with a DNS (denial-of-service) attack, disrupting email service for over 4 million customers. Go Daddy sent notices out to 600,000 of its customers' hosted sites stating there would be a blackout for nearly 65 minutes. Though the shutdown was brief, CEO Bob Parsons said the incident was nearly three times larger than the previous attempts made—a sign of many future outages that have manifested ever since.