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Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Bangkok, Thailand
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Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Yes, you read it correctly - several ISPs in Vietnam are blocking popular blogging platforms including Wordpress & Blogspot. So if you're planning to blog about your travels while you're here, you'll need to use a proxy server.

It also means those of us who regularly blog about tourism in VN to help promote the destination are now unable to do so as easily before. Great work comrades, great work.

1. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

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Adelaide
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203 reviews
2. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

LOL, Obviously the same thought processes that went into the decision to paint junks white.

Hope it doesn't affect your contributions to "The Word" Tim. I love reading them. :-)

Bangkok, Thailand
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3. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

No Gaz, The Word has its own blog platform so I can still rant for them :)

pacific palms
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for Mui Ne
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4. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Perhaps it will concentrate on the Touts we see regularly on TA particularly around the North, but recently in the South. Wouldn't that be nice.

Ross

Italy
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5. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

I'm speechless.

Sydney, Australia
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6. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Hey Tim, does that include Travelpod as well. We were going to use that site in a few weeks when we get to VN.

My sons are in the USA at the moment and are using wordpress, does that mean we cannot access their site as well???

Mark

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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7. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Tim...

Can you provide me with a link to the story or article. I cannot imagine this happening as tourism depends on such articles. Perhps this is another insane decision like painting all the Halong junks white?

Owee

www.owee58.com

Vietnam
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426 posts
8. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Owen,

Just check with your friend's blog posts that ends with "xxxxxx".blogspot.com where 'xxxxxxxxx" refers to the name.

Eg: http://tanyaj79.blogspot.com/ and http://fisheggtree.blogspot.com/

You'll find the 2 links above not working.

Welcome to Vietnam :)

Bangkok, Thailand
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9. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Owee - there's no article, just as there was never an article about the Facebook ban - but I can't access any Wordpress or Blogspot sites either on my office or home ISPs without using a proxy. Time to move on I think.

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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10. Re: Vietnamese ISPs now blocking Wordpress & Blogspot

Hmmm..... 720.. the links worked for me. and I am operating with open DNS. I wonder if it is only a local Saigon provider that is effected.

Owee

www.owee58.com