Jihad Watch : This morning we had a dozen emails and half a dozen tweets sharing the error:
This site can’t be reached
The first I knew that something was up was yesterday afternoon on this post over at VladTepesBlog. And we might have seen it coming after CNN and the New York Times both defamed Jihad Watch
in the space of 48 hours. We do get the occasional email from someone
who can’t get to the site. Sometimes it’s just some transient technical
error, and sometimes it’s us intentionally blocking them because they
have malware or a bad reputation for malicious activity. We subscribe to
Alienvault, and we can correct that if needed.
But this was different.
This NXDOMAIN error is very specific. It means that a DNS A record
could not be found. A DNS A record is how a site — in this case www.jihadwatch.org
— is found on the Internet; it is similar to how a post/zip code is how
your address is found, or a phone number finds you on a phone. But it
should be impossible that Jihad Watch’s DNS A record could not be found:
Jihad Watch uses a cluster of enterprise DNS servers, and there were no
alerts of failures. So it looks as of these widespread failures of
people to reach the site is a result of an expansion of the censorship we saw a couple of years ago.
Read it all here...........................