Monday, September 10, 2012

No Site - No Go Daddy

EDIT 9/10/12 3:00 PST:
The website is back up (sort of). I can pull it up, and can log into my back end, but others are reporting that they are still getting errors trying to bring it up. I can't update, nor can I email, but I can pull orders. So I don't know there are any orders there without randomly checking in, and you might get your order before I can tell you I shipped it, but I'll take what I can get, lol. As always, feel free to call (866) 373-9808 - or post here, and I'll get back to you.


For those of you who are wondering what's up with the website... it's down. Millions of people are affected by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Go Daddy. Anonymous (of Wiki-Leaks fame) has now put one of the largest web hosting and registrars in their crosshairs.

What's a DDoS attack, you may ask? Picture thousands of automated bots hitting in rapid fire succession - which results in completely overwhelming the dns servers and causing a total meltdown. Once, many years ago, I worked for a company that was subject to a DDoS attack, and it wasn't pretty. It lasted days, and it was probably a month before everything was completely back to normal. Hopefully, that won't be the case here.

In the meantime, you can purchase some of our items directly from our Facebook page. I'll have to see if I can add more products that way without being able to access my backend on the website. I have no email either, but you can reach me by telephone at (866) 373-9808.

Time for a stiff drink.

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