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#1 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:25

What an idiotic move by the Department of Telecom (DOT). BTW, I am on MTNL and typing www.rapidshare.com shows me this:

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But typing rapidshare.com opens the website as normal. (They are not blocking it right?)

Users are complaining about other ISPs and Twitter should be abuzz!!

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I hope other countries don't follow suit.


#2 Worthington

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:31

Glad I don't live there. Other parts of Asia will likely follow suit, along with major countries in Europe.

#3 Techno_Funky

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:42

Huh! Who peed in their soup today :blink:

#4 primexx

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:43

Try changing your DNS to OpenDNS or Google and see if it's still blocked.

#5 pers3us

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:46

Huh! Who peed in their soup today :blink:

heh .. no Firefox eh?

#6 Techno_Funky

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:47

Using google DNS here and its still bocked.

Like Sanke said they have blocked sites as "www.rapidshare.com" but if you directly type in rapidshare.com it opens.

#7 Victor Rambo

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:58

Opening fine for me. (MTNL Delhi User)

#8 Techno_Funky

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:02

heh .. no Firefox eh?


There you go :p

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Nope blocked, MTNL Mumbai here.

#9 UXGaurav

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:44

Such freaking idiots. Why are they blocking entire domains? I couldn't download some legitime Windows hotfixes by request (HFRs) yesterday from mediafire.com. India ALWAYS has this problem every once in a while. Last time, they blocked the entire Blogger domain instead of blocking whatever specific blog at Blogger they wanted to block. LOSERS. And the reason is the lamest I've ever heard

#10 Saurabh32

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:49

i think that they are not currently restricting https pages.
so try to connect rapidshare with https://www.rapidshare.com/
also change ur DNS to opendns or google as primexx said

#11 guru

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:48

That aside, this is not the first time that India has faced Internet censorship from ISPs with several Indian ISPs recently blocking Typepad.com, Mobango.com and Clickatell.com without warning in March this year, claiming that it was ordered by DoT to do so, while the latter revealed in an RTI request filed by Medianama that it hadn’t ordered ISPs to block the sites in question.

http://thenextweb.com/in/2011/07/21/indian-isp-airtel-starts-blocking-file-sharing-websites/?awesm=tnw.to_1A4VJ&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=tnw.to-other&utm_source=direct-tnw.to&utm_content=spreadus_master

however, this time it seems to be govt directive.

seriously wtf?

#12 simrat

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:55

Working fine here ( BSNL Chandigarh user ).

#13 FE4RL3SS

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:59

Yet again governments controlling the internet and media. So much for free speech and freedom of the internet eh? :p

#14 guru

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:23

Files Sharing Sites Blocked In India Because Reliance BIG Pictures Got A Court Order
http://www.medianama...-a-court-order/

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#15 Growled

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 19:37

So block a whole domain just because one movie studio got their panties twisted? Wicked.