GoDaddy Auctions experiences outage and will extend auctions by a day.
GoDaddy’s auction site at Auctions.GoDaddy.com has been down for over an hour and GoDaddy is working to get the site back up.
Here’s a statement from GoDaddy Sr. Director, Aftermarket Paul Nicks:
We noticed an issue with our Auctions.GoDaddy.com Web page today. We suspended the auction process temporarily, and are working to restore service as soon as possible. Once we’re back up, we will be extending any auctions set to end today by an extra day. We will update you when service is restored.
I’ll update this story with any additional information as it becomes available.
Update: GoDaddy Auctions is back up. Here’s a comment from Nicks:
We took our GoDaddy auction website offline earlier today after our monitoring systems alerted us to a potential issue. Once we confirmed the health of our system, we took additional time to reset our auction end dates. Auctions.GoDaddy.com is now up and running. As a reminder, we will be extending any auctions set to end today by an extra day. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
I noticed this first thing this morning. Had auctions that were about to end and when I refreshed the page the auctions site was down. It’s now 2:54 PM EST and they are still down. Must have been a serious issue.
The GoDaddy auctions website is already down for hours. I have called GoDaddy 2 hours ago and they don’t seem to have a clue when the site will be back up.
GoDaddy is a joke – a bad one!
They often go down when premium domains are set to end. Think insider =L