Thursday, July 13, 2006

Banned!

Access to all blogs and websites hosted on blogspot.com, typepad.com and geocities.com is blocked in India.

While there is no official comment, most people are speculating that the ban is connected to the recent blasts in Mumbai as it is believed that terrorists used encrypted messages in the form of blog post to communicate.

Interent Service Providers easily blocked standalone websites but banning blogs was a more daunting task as subdomains can’t be blocked. As a result, Internet service providers cut off access to domain names instead of targeting specific sites.

Alternatives to access blocked blogs

Examples are based on my blog "erasmus-in-india.blogspot.com". To read any other blog, replace “erasmus-in-india” with the name of the blog you want to access.

Via blog feeds

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not the first time that the gvt blocks sites. The alternatives mentionned in your post might be useful in the future... Who knows what they have in mind!