(WXIA) -- Many sites hosted by Internet web provider GoDaddy went down early Monday afternoon. The company says it's working on a fix for the problems plaguing the sites.
Early Monday afternoon, GoDaddy's Twitter account tweeted, "Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on it."
The main GoDaddy.com site remained unreachable much of Monday afternoon. Early Monday evening, GoDaddy was able to post a slate on its front page with a photo of the face of GoDaddy's commericals, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick along with a message from the company's CEO, Scott Wagner.
"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."
On Twitter, @AnonymousOwn3r, the self-described security leader of hacker collective Anonymous, claimed personal responsibility for the attack in multiple messages Monday afternoon.
"Nah it's not Anonymous coletive the attack is coming just from me," the account tweeted Monday afternoon.
According to industry site Mashable, a larger problem with the outage is that, "any domain registered with GoDaddy that uses its nameservers and DNS records are also down. That means that even if you host your site elsewhere, using GoDaddy for DNS means it is inaccessible."
Mashable says the takedown was based on what they called a denial of service attack.
Industry site Hacker News, said that GoDaddy's telephone support was apparantly down also.
Many affected people are taking to Twitter to express their frustration under the hashtag #NoDaddy.
GoDaddy was a target for "hacktivists" early this year, when it supported a copyright bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Movie and music studios had backed the changes, but critics say they would result in censorship and discourage Internet innovation.