More Godaddy DNS and whois server issues?

Steve Atkins steve at
Thu Sep 4 16:55:43 UTC 2014

On Sep 4, 2014, at 9:22 AM, Mark Keymer <mark at> wrote:

> Hi,
> So this started a little while ago but seems to be getting worse.
> What I am seeing is dns servers over at godaddy not replying however I seem to be able to traceroute ok to them. Also I have started to see that the servers also seem to be having issues as well with "Whois information is currently unavailable.  Please try again later."
> Anyone else also seeing issues this morning? And able to confirm the issue is with godaddy?

I've seen reports of this for a week or so, with the symptoms looking like overly aggressive abuse / query rate handling - packets from networks containing busy resolvers being blocked.

Grapevine tells me that they don't think they're doing it intentionally (maybe they outsourced something and it broke?).


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