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No-Go For Web Hosting Service Go Daddy

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No-Go For Web Hosting Service Go Daddy

No-Go For Web Hosting Service Go Daddy

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The Web-hosting service Go Daddy was brought down for several hours Monday before being restored. A Twitter user and supporter of the group Anonymous later claimed credit for hacking Go Daddy's site.

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NPR's business news starts with a no go for Go Daddy.

Go Daddy is a Web-hosting service which was brought down for several hours yesterday before service was restored. A supporter of the group Anonymous claimed credit for hacking Go Daddy's servers. The server crashed, we're told, caused the website of thousands - possibly millions - of Go Daddy customers to go down. The company was targeted by hackers earlier this year as well when it announced support for the Stop Online Privacy Act, a controversial copyright bill before Congress.

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