We tread a fine line today as we pride ourselves in not chasing ambulances here. As we’ve pointed out before in our “DNS and DDOS attacks: how to stay up when your DNS provider goes down“, DDoS attacks suck and it’s the last reason we want to gain customers.
But we are experiencing higher than usual influx of domains from Godaddy this aft (because Godaddy’s nameservers are down hard today) and we realize that a lot of people cannot switch over to our nameservers because they can’t actually hit Godaddy’s website.
For *nix geeks, put the entries below in your /etc/hosts
Apple: use textedit to edit your /etc/hosts file:
Windows: use a text editor to edit c:\etc\hosts.txt
In either case enter:
188.8.131.52 www.godaddy.com godaddy.com
Then try accessing the website via your webbrowser and make your required changes.
Jesse Patching supplied the updated host entries which enabled him to download his zonefiles, you can hopfully access other functionality as required after Godaddy put up their splash page (see below.)
Shortly after posting this, Godaddy pulled the main website (which was working using this workaround at the time we posted it) and replaced it with the following splash page, so now this won’t work. Sorry to all who are marooned.