my blog was blocked

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  • #1184278

    targiski
    Member

    Hallo!
    Today my blog zausidhe.wordpress.com has been blocked “according to statement of Russian court” as violating Russian laws. As my friends told me there was some ip blocked at wordpress and a lot of other blogs (innocent) were blocked too.

    I have never posted any information contradicting Russian laws. What should I do? :( It is a mistake, I guess.

    Sincerely yours,
    Zay

    The blog I need help with is zausidhe.wordpress.com.

    #1184425

    targiski
    Member

    I should mention that wordpress.com was blocked in Russia today because of two web-sites containing texts on children suicide. Blocking two IPs, our authorities blocked several thousand bloggers and portals on wordpress.com. My blog was one of them.

    Here are the news (sorry, in Russian only): http://rublacklist.net/4758/

    #1184426

    timethief
    Member

    I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1184427

    targiski
    Member

    Thanx a lot!

    #1184433

    macmanx
    Staff

    There is nothing that we can do regarding this, we have no control over when countries choose to block us.

    I recommend contacting your ISP about this. They may be able to unblock just your blog, or hopefully take it a step further and only block the offending blogs.

    #1184434

    targiski
    Member

    omg :(
    what is ISP? :(

    #1184435

    timethief
    Member

    ISP = Internet Service Provider
    It’s the company you pay to have internet service from.

    #1184437

    targiski
    Member

    oh. I am so embarassed that I really forgot what is ISP :( Sure it is Internet Service Provider.

    My ISP answered that they have an order from Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights, and they are to block the IP.

    Two IP’s were blocked (76.74.254.120 и 66.155.9.238), and Agency for Health states that they always contact hosting providers prior to blocking the hosting completely. First they ask the provider to block a specific web-site, and if the provider does not do this, they block the hosting provider completely on a state level. I wonder did they really contact WordPress.com on this issue.

    #1184438

    macmanx
    Staff

    Well, they definitely did not contact us. :(

    We’re trying to see what we can do about this, but we can’t force an ISP to disobey an order from a government organization.

    #1184460

    targiski
    Member

    Is it possible to change IP for my blog?
    ISP said that would help. I quess ISP – “Beeline” – does not want to work at all, since it is not interested in the situation of blocking 4 thsd bloggers instead of 2, and its employees do not even try to read the correspondence attentively.

    #1184461

    timethief
    Member
    #1184463

    macmanx
    Staff

    Is it possible to change IP for my blog?

    No, WordPress.com is a cloud-based infrastructure.

    Your site does not have a static IP address or specific server. Instead, requests to load your site are shifted between several IP addresses and servers in order to balance the demand on servers.

    This means that by blocking just two IPs, your ISP has effectively blocked all of WordPress.com, while simultaneously blocking nothing.

    Sometimes your site will be available depending on which IP the load balances are shifting it around to, but it will mostly be offline with two IPs directly blocked. Ironically, the same is true for the sites they are trying to block.

    #1184464

    raincoaster
    Member

    You could use the Custom Domain upgrade to get around it if they are simply blocking your URL instead of your IP.

    #1184466

    tribunsky
    Member

    Rostelecom was contacting WordPress via (email redacted), they said. No answer, and they blocked two IPs. My site is also suffered, and this forum too blocked :-)
    You can install browser Opera, turn on the Opera Turbo mode, and see your site without problem :-)

    #1184467

    tribunsky
    Member

    This is the answer from Rostelecom:

    Здравствуйте!

    В связи с выявлением в сети Интернет по адресам: http://kinomozg.wordpress.com/2005/08/30/это-сильно/, запрещенной информации (о способах совершения самоубийства) Роспотребнадзором принято решение от 26 февраля 2013 года № 908 о внесении данного указателя страницы сайта в Единый реестр, http://ettokulinar.wordpress.com/2005/08/31/после-теста-№2-и-первый-уже-не-так-страш/, запрещенной информации (о способах совершения самоубийства) Роспотребнадзором принято решение от 26 февраля 2013 года № 909 о внесении данного указателя страницы сайта в Единый реестр.

    1 марта 2013 года провайдеру хостинга по адресу: ipadmin[dot]automattic.com были направлены уведомления об удалении запрещенной информации. Электронный адрес провайдера хостинга определен с помощью сервиса Whois. Ответа от владельца сайта или провайдера хостинга не последовало. 14 марта 2013 года сетевой адрес: 76.74.254.120, на котором размещена запрещенная информация, включен в единый реестр в соответствии со ст. 15.1 Федерального закона от 27.07.2012 № 149-ФЗ «Об информации, информационных технологиях и о защите информации».Для исключения сетевого адреса из единого реестра требуется удалить запрещенную информацию, провайдеру хостинга сообщить об этом в Роскомнадзор.—

    Delete these two pages, report about it to 139-fz(dot)inforeg.ru, and they unblock these IP.

    #1184468

    tribunsky
    Member

    Delete these two pages, report about it to rsoc_in[dot]rsoc.ru, and they unblock these IP.

    #1184469

    targiski
    Member

    I guess that WordPress Support does not speak Russian, so here is translation of the letter from ISP that Tribunsky has provided above.
    “Since abandoned information (on ways of conducting suicide) was identified at http://kinomozg.wordpress.com/2005/08/30/это-сильно/ and http://ettokulinar.wordpress.com/2005/08/31/после-теста-№2-и-первый-уже-не-так-страш/, Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights on the 26th of February 2013 made a decision No.908 to include IP of the web-page into the United Register of Forbidden Information”
    On the 1st of March 2013 requests to delete forbidden information were sent to hosting provider at: ipadmin[dot]automattic.com. E-mail of hosting provider was identified through Whois service. No answer from the web-site owner or hosting provider followed. On the 14th of March 2013 web-address 76.74.254.120, where abandoned information was located, was included into United Register according to Article 15.1 of Federal Law N 149-FZ “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”. To exclude web-address from the United Register it is necessary to delete abandoned information, and the hosting provider should notify Russian Agency for Communications.”

    Probably they sent the request to a wrong address, or… in Russian, so nobody understood it?

    #1184470

    targiski
    Member

    In the letter they mix up Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights and Russian Agency for Communications.

    #1184471

    tribunsky
    Member

    The WordPress Support can use Google Translator to translate the text. In any case they can delete those two idiots pages and report about it to … see e-mail above.

    #1184472

    targiski
    Member

    Nevertheless, providing such texts to foreign parties both in Russian and English is a international business practice.

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