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Topic # 31197 8-Mar-2009 16:56
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today i thought i'd go and checkout yahoo.com so i typed yahoo.com in my browser but it keeps redirecting me to nz.yahoo.com. yahoo.com and nz.yahoo.com have some different content on it. to see the yahoo.com i have to go to google and search for yahoo then click on 'cached' to view yahoo.com. so why is telecom redirecting people? i can understand them redirecting people from xtra.co.nz because they don't use that domain name anymore and it's their own domain name, but i don't like them redirecting people away from other people's domain names. what's next, are telecom going to redirect people from photobucket to yahoo flickr? try it yourselves.

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  Reply # 199926 8-Mar-2009 16:59
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Dude take the tin foil off your head!

It's yahoo doing the redireting, it is trying to display local content, it has nothing to do with your ISP




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  Reply # 199928 8-Mar-2009 17:19
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Umm... there is a link to override this when you visit yahoo.com and get nz.yahoo.com.

Look above the bright blue bar that says Premium Services and you'll find a link with a US flag.




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Reply # 199929 8-Mar-2009 17:20
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There is a big fat button in the top right hand corner that says, go back to yahoo.com

Have you tried it? It works really well at taking you to yahoo.com also, whenever you go to yahoo.com in the future, you will stay there.

Does this mean telecom are sending me to google.co.nz? I want to go to google.com!

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  Reply # 199933 8-Mar-2009 17:32
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Do remember that that will only persist until you delete cookies (as my browser does after each session)

Redirecting to local content is quite commonplace now, Almost always there is a link to take you back to the parent site (usually .com) Google do it, Gmail even calls itself Google Mail in certain locales. (DE)





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http://us.yahoo.com/ Default US site
http://au.yahoo.com/ YaHoo 7
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http://uk.yahoo.com/  United Kingdom/Ireland





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  Reply # 199941 8-Mar-2009 18:23
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This is not censoring - it's called "localization". Google does the same - type google.com and most likely you will see google.co.nz.

As said before there's a link somewhere to overhide that.




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  Reply # 199953 8-Mar-2009 19:37
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Its actually the New Zealand Police who issue redirection orders to ISPs under our censorship laws.

Telecom is one of the few ISPs that actually follow the directives, mainly because of the tie-ups at the top levels of NZ Police, and Telecom New Zealand.







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  Reply # 199955 8-Mar-2009 19:40
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tonyhughes: Its actually the New Zealand Police who issue redirection orders to ISPs under our censorship laws.

Telecom is one of the few ISPs that actually follow the directives, mainly because of the tie-ups at the top levels of NZ Police, and Telecom New Zealand.


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  Reply # 199958 8-Mar-2009 19:44
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Shh, it's supposed to be a secret.

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