It may be a buying opportunity. As a long-time platinum customer migrating away from GoDaddy with all my business, I have mixed feelings, because I'm also investing in the company. But my risk is spread over many different investments (including domains).
Outcome is the same. Allowing a breach to be politicized so you can blame the company instead of the illegal act by the hackers is silly. Blaming the victim is ridiculous. Security is security and Epik got a lot of flack for their practices but I barely see anyone saying that Godaddy is responsible for this. Hackers target EVERYONE. If you have a weakness in your security they will find it. It shouldn't matter who the target is and practically doesn't matter what motivated the hackers either. Whether it's for money, politics, or the lulz. You get breached, you do your best, you move on. The Epik thread is like 100 pages. Godaddy hasn't even gotten a 2nd page thread. Just unreal.There is still more information to become available. However, there are some key differences here between the breach of Epik and the breach of GoDaddy. Like response time, scope of the breach, fall-out, motivation and goals of the hacker(s), etc. I had a serious breach about 10 years ago, and the hacker(s) placed malicious code on the server to send out spam and collect email addresses. The hackers wanted to keep the hack incognito as this would allow them to exploit the server for as long as possible. This seems to be the case here. It is to GoDaddy's credit that they identified it so soon (it occurred on Nov 17) and responded fairly quickly.
You're right. A breach is a breach and causes harm of varied degrees to the customer. The key questions that should be asked is when was the provider aware of the breach, what was the scope, what was or is the response, was the provider aware of security holes and when and what did they do about it at the time.Oh really? If there are ''more information to become available'' how can you even say that there are ''key differences''?
But did you even read the article, linked in the header? It's clearly said that the first breach happened on Sept 6, and GoDaddy only made it public on Nov 22. Oh yeah, indeed it's different from Epik, who admitted it like the next day, I totally agree...
The rest is just pure speculation - ''the motivation and goals of hackers'' - who gives a shit? What does it has to do with an outcome? Breach is breach, damage is done to both. Should a person holding a portfolio with GoDaddy be more relieved, knowing hackers weren't inspired by GoDaddy top management's political views? Big difference for a domainer, indeed... You shouldn't even change the passwords, when it's GoDaddy, right?
Obviously, it was done to GoDaddy for greater good, but to Epik because of ''...evil Rob Monster!!!...''.
No one wants their domain at a registrar which is targeted by hackers and government agencies of all sorts because of their practice (being a haven for undesirable websites).
Had it been a very large and established company, some straightforward PR and security measures would have mitigated the damage