Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70

jmh

458 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1597708 24-Jul-2016 13:31
Send private message

marlinz:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

@marlinz dns4me are a small business who were spending on average $50-$100US on each server they provisioned which were getting blocked after a week. There are other providers out there doing the same however they'll soon have to give up too (it simply isn't viable). I've looked at options too and yes, I do have a vast amount of experience in this area and the same applies, there are no real working services anymore.

 

The ones that were working are now not with the US version of Netflix, or if they are I'd give it literally a couple of weeks. I had around 10 different niche servers in the US and not one of them were allowed Netflix US. At some point you have to just give up. There are plenty of other services out there (Amazon Instant, Hulu among some) that offer a vast variety of content Netflix offers.

 

If you're going to make a comment like that then understand that everything costs money - and to be perfectly fair dns4me couldn't keep going. It is so much money and don't make financial sense to keep going at the rate that Netflix are blocking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not putting them down , just saying that some unblocking service providers work , the one i use works

 

 

Ditto


3108 posts

Uber Geek


  #1597709 24-Jul-2016 13:32
Send private message

I wondered how long before dns4me would give up on netflix. I am not a Netflix user but have see the effort they seem to have been applying to keeping Netflix working and they seem to have put up a pretty good fight.

michaelmurfy is quite right though. There are plenty of others sources of material out there - and for me dns4me is still good value. I welcome the fact they will now hopefully have a bit more time to spend on unblocking other services. Hope this announcement doesn't cost them too many customers.




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler


 
 
 
 


2206 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1597714 24-Jul-2016 13:49
Send private message

Dear Dns4me Customer,

For the last 7 months we have been battling Netflix and their latest geo blocking attempts.

The current situation is that Netflix has blocked a huge number of server providers including some in the residential ipv6 address space. On average they have been blocking our servers every 3 to 4 days. In the past we have had backup servers ready to go for when our current servers were blocked and we even made a number of changes to try and avoid detection, but unfortunately, Netflix seem to be intent on making life very difficult for all Smart dns services.

We are now at a point where we are having trouble finding unblocked IP ranges (they have blocked so many providers it’s literally a needle in a haystack). Netflix is showing no sign of slowing down with its blocking so unfortunately we have had to make the tough decision to disable support for Netflix USA. Netflix Canada and the Netherlands are still up and running but there are no guarantees that Netflix will not block these servers as well. We are now of the opinion that no provider can maintain a stable and working Netflix USA service if Netflix continue to block server providers at the rate that they currently doing. We know that many of our customers will be upset to hear this but the amount of time, effort and expense in trying to keep the Netflix services running is now having a massive impact on our business. It has been a huge distraction from being able to service our customers who use our other services apart from Netflix (We provide access to many other services around the world).

We appreciate all the support that we have received from our loyal customers and your positive comments and words of encouragement in emails and on Facebook have kept us going. We now look forward to redirecting our efforts into providing new services and improving the existing ones. It goes without saying that we will continue to monitor Netflix situation and if things change for the positive, then we will re-evaluate.

Best regards


dns4me Team




2018 iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 64GB (Space Grey) | 2018 iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB (Midnight Green) | 2x HomePod (Space Grey) | 3x Apple TV 4K | Apple Watch Series 4 44mm (Space Grey)

 

Sony 65" A8F OLED TV | Sony 65" X850F LED TV | Sony 55" X900F LED TV


/dev/null
9399 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1597721 24-Jul-2016 14:02
Send private message

robjg63: I wondered how long before dns4me would give up on netflix. I am not a Netflix user but have see the effort they seem to have been applying to keeping Netflix working and they seem to have put up a pretty good fight.

michaelmurfy is quite right though. There are plenty of others sources of material out there - and for me dns4me is still good value. I welcome the fact they will now hopefully have a bit more time to spend on unblocking other services. Hope this announcement doesn't cost them too many customers.

 

Those customers will move to the other (currently) working providers and after 2 weeks they'll be in the same predicament - trust me. I pay yearly and will continue to do so as it is great value for everything else.





948 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1597722 24-Jul-2016 14:06
Send private message

Getflix had their fair share of challenges but they have had Netflix USA working well for the last month on my Fire TV.  I can't get it to work on my other Android devices though.

 

I bought the Getflix lifetime sub for $40-odd USD and use it for livestream, BBC iplayer and Netflix.  


/dev/null
9399 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1597723 24-Jul-2016 14:12
Send private message

BigMal:

 

Getflix had their fair share of challenges but they have had Netflix USA working well for the last month on my Fire TV.  I can't get it to work on my other Android devices though.

 

I bought the Getflix lifetime sub for $40-odd USD and use it for livestream, BBC iplayer and Netflix.  

 

 

They've also got far more money to burn on this.





1097 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1597735 24-Jul-2016 14:40
Send private message

BigMal:

Getflix had their fair share of challenges but they have had Netflix USA working well for the last month on my Fire TV.  I can't get it to work on my other Android devices though.


I bought the Getflix lifetime sub for $40-odd USD and use it for livestream, BBC iplayer and Netflix.  


I wish you wouldn't post this in an open forum.




Kirk

 


 
 
 
 


6434 posts

Uber Geek


  #1597743 24-Jul-2016 15:02
Send private message

kharris:
BigMal:

Getflix had their fair share of challenges but they have had Netflix USA working well for the last month on my Fire TV.  I can't get it to work on my other Android devices though.


I bought the Getflix lifetime sub for $40-odd USD and use it for livestream, BBC iplayer and Netflix.  


I wish you wouldn't post this in an open forum.

Why? Do you think Netflix are so incompetent that they don't know which providers are working and rely on a nz forum to find out? I mean, they could just buy a subscription to getflix or whoever to check. Why would they need the forum to find out?

Devastation by stupidity
12303 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1597748 24-Jul-2016 15:08
Send private message

It may not be a matter of what they know, more a matter of if they think enough other people know to make it worthwhile blocking.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


1097 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1597755 24-Jul-2016 15:44
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
kharris:
BigMal:

Getflix had their fair share of challenges but they have had Netflix USA working well for the last month on my Fire TV.  I can't get it to work on my other Android devices though.


I bought the Getflix lifetime sub for $40-odd USD and use it for livestream, BBC iplayer and Netflix.  


I wish you wouldn't post this in an open forum.

Why? Do you think Netflix are so incompetent that they don't know which providers are working and rely on a nz forum to find out? I mean, they could just buy a subscription to getflix or whoever to check. Why would they need the forum to find out?

This discussion has been played out already. Hence the reason for private threads on the subject.




Kirk

 




407 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1597795 24-Jul-2016 17:28
Send private message

jmh:

 

marlinz:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

@marlinz dns4me are a small business who were spending on average $50-$100US on each server they provisioned which were getting blocked after a week. There are other providers out there doing the same however they'll soon have to give up too (it simply isn't viable). I've looked at options too and yes, I do have a vast amount of experience in this area and the same applies, there are no real working services anymore.

 

The ones that were working are now not with the US version of Netflix, or if they are I'd give it literally a couple of weeks. I had around 10 different niche servers in the US and not one of them were allowed Netflix US. At some point you have to just give up. There are plenty of other services out there (Amazon Instant, Hulu among some) that offer a vast variety of content Netflix offers.

 

If you're going to make a comment like that then understand that everything costs money - and to be perfectly fair dns4me couldn't keep going. It is so much money and don't make financial sense to keep going at the rate that Netflix are blocking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not putting them down , just saying that some unblocking service providers work , the one i use works

 

 

Ditto

 

 

Ditto. Its web browsers extension only but all 15  netflix regions including usa are still working and have been without down time for the last month. Im also a dns4me subscriber 


4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1597808 24-Jul-2016 18:28
Send private message

kharris:
BigMal:

 

Getflix had their fair share of challenges but they have had Netflix USA working well for the last month on my Fire TV.  I can't get it to work on my other Android devices though.

 

 

 

I bought the Getflix lifetime sub for $40-odd USD and use it for livestream, BBC iplayer and Netflix.  

 


I wish you wouldn't post this in an open forum.

 

 

 

Have you looked at other forums? Like Whirlpool? Look at the 400+ pages of Netflix Unblocking... You think there's something not in there that has been mentioned here? Or the fact Getflix has a facebook page... It's not exactly a secret!


4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1597811 24-Jul-2016 18:36
Send private message

kharris:
This discussion has been played out already. Hence the reason for private threads on the subject.

 

 

 

But this is the only place it's private.  /SMH


/dev/null
9399 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1597822 24-Jul-2016 19:07
Send private message

The reason for the private forums was some providers were trying to keep it under wraps. Dns4me for example stopped posting updates to their Facebook page and kept the fact they were a DNS unblocker for Netflix very very quiet and other providers followed this.

 

So same rules apply - be kind to them, if it is about a working service then post it in the private forums. I don't care about Whirlpool (which is a forum totally out of control), I care about us as a community.





4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1597829 24-Jul-2016 19:21
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

The reason for the private forums was some providers were trying to keep it under wraps. Dns4me for example stopped posting updates to their Facebook page and kept the fact they were a DNS unblocker for Netflix very very quiet and other providers followed this.

 

So same rules apply - be kind to them, if it is about a working service then post it in the private forums. I don't care about Whirlpool (which is a forum totally out of control), I care about us as a community.

 

 

 

 

That makes no sense at all... The info IS PUBLIC. What DNS4ME do now is irrelevant. They've stopped. Surprise, surprise, their email is available for all to read on Whirlpool...

As a "community", it makes 0 tenths of SFA difference if the info is available elsewhere, whether you care about whirlpool or not!

 

 

 

 

 

I'm sorry your service is gone, but pretending unblocking is some super secret doesn't change the fact it's public information everywhere else.

 

After all, Google only comes up with 539,000 hits for "DNS Unblock". 


1 | ... | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00


Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.