Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Google Starts Country Specific Censorship for Blogger Blogs

Blogger, Google's blogging service, will begin redirecting your blogs domain name to country specific ones.

If you don't have a personal domain name which you purchased and are using Google's default domain it may be redirected to a country specific one.

For example if a domain was located in Australia the domain would be changed:

ex. unknownware.blogspot.com ----> unknownware.blogspot.com.au

The domain will be changed by your IP address.

“Over the coming weeks you might notice that the URL of a blog you’re reading has been redirected to a country-code top level domain, or “ccTLD.” For example, if you’re in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected [blogname].blogspot.com.au. A ccTLD, when it appears, corresponds with the country of the reader’s current location.” Google explains.

Google is doing this to have specific censorship in certain countries.

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