Oh, thanks for the report. IP blocks suck more than DNS meddling...

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Amir Ladsgroup <ladsgr...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> It seems IP of WMF wikis is being blocked so AFAIK it doesn't really depend
> on domain name.
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 9:32 PM Denny Vrandecic <dvrande...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > IIRC we used to have the alternative URL
> >
> > https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikinews/fa/wiki/
> >
> > in order to access
> >
> > https://fa.wikinews.org/wiki
> >
> > but it seems that these were turned into redirects, probably when the
> https
> > switch happened.
> >
> > Would it be an idea to not make them redirects but return the content on
> > the wikimedia domain, or, even better, on the wikipedia domain (and maybe
> > any of our domains) as well?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Denny
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Not all WMF websites are blocked in Iran, Till now commons is blocked
> and
> > > Fawikinews (starting this evening), as far as I contacted local
> > > authorities, they didn't confirm the block, they only said it might
> > > technical issue, I am still try to get more information to see what is
> > > happening
> > >
> > >
> > > Mardetanha
> > >
> > > On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 8:33 PM, Amir Ladsgroup <ladsgr...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > It had started with Wikimedia Commons and then upload.wikimedia.org
> > (so
> > > no
> > > > images) and now Persian Wikinews and I just realized except a few
> > number
> > > of
> > > > ISPs all WM websites are blocked everywhere. Obviously analytics can
> > give
> > > > more details.
> > > >
> > > > I talked with legal team in Wikimania and asked them for a direct
> talk
> > or
> > > > any kind of negotiation with Iranian government to make things easier
> > but
> > > > It's going worse. they lifted block on CNN once Rouhani had interview
> > > with
> > > > them two years ago.
> > > >
> > > > Any ideas?
> > > >
> > > > Best
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