October 27th, 2004, 12:14 PM #1
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Bush Official Website Blocked Outside US
Seems to be a "policy decision by the Bush camp" and not a hacker attack:On 21 October, the George W Bush website began using the services of a company called Akamai to ensure that the pages, videos and other content on its site reaches visitors.
Mike Prettejohn, president of Netcraft, speculated that the blocking decision might have been taken to cut costs, and traffic, in the run-up to the election on 2 November.
He said the site may see no reason to distribute content to people who will not be voting next week.
Managing traffic could also be a good way to ensure that the site stays working in the closing days of the election campaign.
However, simply blocking non-US visitors also means that Americans overseas are barred too.
October 27th, 2004, 12:35 PM #2However, simply blocking non-US visitors also means that Americans overseas are barred too.
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