WordPress.com Now Blocked in China

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  • #3576

    59ideas
    Member

    chronotron, I will let you know next week when I get back.
    Looks like I will need to have my own host or use proxy. What a pain.

    #3585

    ecko
    Member

    It seems i can visit WP now.Beijing.

    #3586

    andy
    Member

    Anyone who works for a company that restricts web browsing (most large corporations these days) has experienced something like China’s internet connection. You sit at your desk and try to access online games or comics or adult material, and the request from your computer is blocked by the company’s IT dept. The gaming site never even received the request from your browser.

    #3587

    kevinsmith
    Member

    I can access wordpress.com again too now from within China without a proxy. Let’s hope it stays accessible.

    #3588

    andy
    Member

    Excellent!

    #3591

    chronotron
    Member

    This seems to be good news..

    #3592

    kevinsmith
    Member

    Short lived. It’s inaccessible again. Some websites become accessible and inaccessible quite regularly in China. I often have trouble with Apple.com – of all sites – for example and sometimes need to try a few times before I am able to access it. I think with Apple it may have something to do with the way Apple handles traffic through akadns.net. It seems that domain name rerouting triggers the firewall. For example, I can’t access my brother-in-law’s website via the domain http://www.tywilkins.com/ (I think he uses GoDaddy to do the domain name redirecting) but I have no problem accessing it directly via http://www.portfolios.com/profile.html?MyUrl=TY . Could it be that WP.com is doing some sort of domain name rerouting to handle requests coming from various parts of the world that is triggering the firewall, as the case seems to be with Apple? (I don’t really know much about networking so my apologies if my theory is completely wrong or incomprehensible).

    Anyway, I wouldn’t be surprised to see off and on access to WP.com for a while – better than none though, right?

    #3593

    roger
    Member

    Blogsome was blocked by the Not-So-Great Firewall of China back last June as reported here. We moved to a new distribued sytem recently which involved a change of ip with the result that we were back in the clear from China. Sadly it lasted only a couple of weeks before we were blocked again.

    #3594

    donncha
    Staff

    Larryau: It really isn’t a suprise, seeing that wordpress is one of the few blog providers to volunatry censor their contents in China…

    Just in case anyone thinks there’s merit in the above, the only content we’re actively censoring are spam and seo blogs which nobody likes anyway. It’s the Chinese Government that is doing the blocking.

    #3602

    kevinsmith
    Member

    And now it works again. Anyone else in China able to confirm this on again off again behavior?

    #3603

    chronotron
    Member

    This is strange, very strange… Unfortunately we’ve gotto search for Chinese bloggers here.

    @donncha: Man, I think Larrylau meant NOT censor the content.

    #3604

    drmike
    Member

    I know one of the issues that Google themselves reported is that the connection out of China is pretty bad…

    <rant>Although not for the 1.3+ million spams and the 11k+ scans that my firewall blocked yesterday. Oh, no… Those come right over…</rant>

    #3606

    Well of course they do. After all, those are hopefully putting American dollars in the hands of those folks, right?

    #3619

    59ideas
    Member

    Live from Shanghai… WP is blocked, long live WP!
    I would have to update through proxy now :(
    Or move (*more shudder*)

    #3620

    nosysnoop
    Member

    UGH! I got hits from China with my old blog at Blogger. Now those people can’t see my new blog? :( Does anyone know if it will ever be banned in the United Arab Emirates? When I was hosted on Deansplanet.com, my friend from there couldn’t see my blog even though I was on Blogger. He can see my new blog now here at WordPress. Just don’t get banned in UAE !!!!

    #3624

    hi2005
    Member

    At these two weeks, I found I could not access my blog at wordpress.com from the network at China, neither from the access of CNC and CMCC. If I configure my browser to use anonymous proxies at abroad, then it’s ok. So I am sure wordpress.com is blocked at China. blogspot.com is blocked too.

    #3626

    ubuntu
    Member

    Add .nyud.net:8090 to the domain name portion of the URL, like:
    http://ubuntu.wordpress.com.nyud.net:8090/about/

    Advertise your blogs url as the url above, so your friends can access it still.

    Profit!

    #3627

    ubuntu
    Member

    You can also use it with your browser, as a setting:
    http://wiki.coralcdn.org/wiki.php/Main/Clients

    #3850

    ragtag
    Member

    Yes it is still blocked. A relative in China cannot get through to my blog.

    #3851

    drmike
    Member

    Not a whole lot we can do about it.

    Maybe if Matt sent them some BBQ or something…

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