No need to call your Internet provider if you got an error message -- an apparent outage of some sort with GoDaddy.com caused many websites and services to go down Monday.
The company tweeted at 1:35 p.m.: "Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it."
Many users who host their sites through the service responded right back to that message.
Twitter user @aboutamom said:
" @GoDaddy Both of our sites hosted with you are down :("
And user @SHOESTRINGgroup said:
" @GoDaddy it is not just your site, it is EVERYTHING anyone has hosted with you.... from email to websites..."
Then at 3:05 p.m., GoDaddy tweeted this message: "So many messages, can't get to you all... Sorry to hear all your frustration. We're working feverishly to resolve as soon as possible."
A NewsChannel5 viewer in Wadsworth, Ohio, first alerted us to the issue, saying she was told by GoDaddy that the company hosts about 30 percent of the world's websites -- and all were down. She said the company told her it is "frantically working to get sites back up" but offered no ETA.
The technology website TechCrunch reported that a member of the hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for causing the problem.
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