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# 253124 27-Jul-2019 11:28
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I wont mention which site, but a relatively well known and popular torrent site was blacklisted and added to AU based ISP blocklists. 


So the admins of the site registered a new (extremely similarly named) domain and AU users can just connect via that instead.


Business as usual.......




Surely govt IT staff have more brains than just "lets block that domain, that'll stop people".....  especially when it comes to torrent sites etc, most users are slightly more clued up to how the internet works.





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# 2284515 27-Jul-2019 11:36
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Like my old place of work blocking Trademe but could reach the site using IP address

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  # 2284523 27-Jul-2019 11:55
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From people I know over there you just use as your DNS and everything works fine.



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  # 2284926 28-Jul-2019 19:45
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The government doesn't maintain a centralised blocking system - there is no great firewall. They simply get court orders to the ISPs to block it through whatever technical means they deem sufficient. Because they don't get paid for it, the ISPs do it the cheapest way possible - a DNS blackhole or redirect.

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