Dinturtle blog website blocked by government

A social-political blog. Blocked reason unclear.

Timeline

  • 2016-08-09, DNS lookup on local ISP TMNet no longer redirects to MCMC blocked notification page
    dig dinturtle.blogspot.com @1.9.1.9

    ; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Ubuntu <<>> dinturtle.blogspot.com @1.9.1.9
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 31278
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

    ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
    ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;dinturtle.blogspot.com. IN A

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    dinturtle.blogspot.com. 1056 IN CNAME blogspot.l.googleusercontent.com.
    blogspot.l.googleusercontent.com. 295 IN A 74.125.130.132

    ;; Query time: 9 msec
    ;; SERVER: 1.9.1.9#53(1.9.1.9)
    ;; WHEN: Tue Aug 09 09:31:10 MYT 2016
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 110
  • 2016-01-28, Reported blocked by The Mole

 

Impact

All Malaysians using DNS provided by ISPs, especially mobile data will be redirected to MCMC censorship block and will not be able to access the website.

Affected website: http://dinturtle.blogspot.com/

Solution

Affected users should consider the following workaround:
1. Using alternative DNS (Ref: How to workaround Internet Censorship via DNS blocking)
2. Using safe proxy (Ref: Tor Project)

References

Several blogs blocked for alleged violation of the laws
Four more websites blocked by MCMC

Credit

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28/01/2016
Censorship
Article
National Security
Communications and Multimedia Act
Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission
Private Sector, Civil Society
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