Domestic Blogs Closed and Blogspot Blocked in China

By: nart on 19 March 2004
Posted in China, Asia, Publications

As reported by Reporters Without Borders, the two blog hosting sites, and, have been shutdown. These websites are not filtered or blocked through technical means, they are accessible to Internet users in China. However, the content has been removed and replaced with messages indicating that the websites themselves have been temporarily shut down. Further testing indicates that although is accessible, blogs hosted by, which are accessed through sub-domains (*, are in fact, inaccessible to Internet users in China. Click Here to read the full bulletin.