I was doing some Whois research via DomainTools this morning, and after clicking a “for sale” link, the GoDaddy Auctions website wouldn’t load for me. Upon trying to access it via the main page, I got an error that said “SSL connection error.” I tried to visit again using the non-secure Auctions.GoDaddy.com website and saw the following error message from GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to let visitors know GoDaddy Auctions is currently down:
“We are experiencing problems. We understand this is impacting some customers and we take this situation very seriously.
Everyone at GoDaddy.com is working to restore all sites affected by this outage as soon as possible.
Please see updates on Twitter.com by following @GoDaddy or on Facebook.
Thank you for your patience.
–Blake Irving, CEO”
Although it’s good that the error message is up on the non-secure website, I think it would be wise to post an error message on the secure website as well, since many people access GoDaddy Auctions via that channel. Hopefully this downtime will be brief.
Hopefully this downtime will be brief. I reached out to Paul Nicks, Director of GoDaddy’s Aftermarket to see if he could provide an update on the outage, and I will keep you posted when I hear back from him. It is unclear what will happen with scheduled auctions today, but I am sure Paul will provide an update.