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Some Steamboat websites affected by GoDaddy outage

Michael Schrantz

— If you had trouble pulling up some websites Monday, it wasn't just you.

GoDaddy, which registers domain names and offers Web hosting services in addition to being famous for its racy commercials, experienced a large outage affecting thousands or even millions of websites and disrupting email service.

Leslie Murphy, with Creative Bearings, a Steamboat company that does Web design, said her firm registers domain names with GoDaddy but handles hosting in-house. She said she hadn't heard that any of the more than 200 domains Creative Bearings has registered with GoDaddy had problems.

Murphy said the only problem she had heard about from a client was a person who still had an email account through GoDaddy.

Some local websites that had domain names registered with GoDaddy appeared up and functional Monday afternoon. Websites that hosted with GoDaddy, such as, were down for a period of time Monday afternoon.

Despite the outage, Murphy said, her company hopes to continue using GoDaddy to register domain names. "They're really easy to work with," she said.

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GoDaddy has disputed initial accounts that attributed the outage to the work of a hacker. Instead, according to a statement released by the company, the issue was because of "a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables."

Most websites were working again within a matter of hours Monday.

According to GoDaddy's statement, no sensitive customer information was compromised.

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