If you've gotten several broken links while surfing the internet this afternoon, the problem is probably not on your end.  GoDaddy.com the internet domain registrar and site hosting service was hit with a severe Denial of Service attack.

In layman's terms, a denial of service attack is an attempt to make a network, such as GoDaddy, unavailable to its users.

In the case of the GoDaddy attack, the DNS, or Domain Name System, was attacked.

A member of the online group Anonymous has claimed responsibility.

UPDATE 3:50PM:

GoDaddy responds via Twitter that they are aware of the outage and working frantically to restore service to downed websites.

[Mashable]