Australian traceroute confirms "Silicon Curtain" - WRH now banned in Australia and New Zealand

traceroute to whatreallyhappened.com (69.175.20.138), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 203.98.69.1 (203.98.69.1) 7.761 ms 0.214 ms 0.229 ms
2 203.98.85.197 (203.98.85.197) 19.310 ms 31.377 ms 19.733 ms
3 122.252.0.204 (122.252.0.204) 0.928 ms 1.376 ms 1.336 ms
4 1129.ge-0-0-0.GW8.SYD2.ALTER.NET (203.166.42.253) 149.99 ms 3.85 ms 1.658 ms
5 0.so-7-2-0.XT3.SYD2.ALTER.NET (210.80.33.189) 64.687 ms 7.974 ms 1.358 ms
6 0.so-6-0-0.IR1.LAX12.Alter.Net (210.80.49.85) 188 ms 193.436 ms 190.899 ms
7 0.so-5-0-0.IL1.LAX9.ALTER.NET (152.63.48.65) 165.922 ms 163.510 ms 151.845 ms
8 0.so-7-0-0.XL3.LAX15.ALTER.NET (152.63.112.53) 141.205 ms 152.276 ms 151.581 ms
9 0.xe-11-0-0.BR2.LAX15.ALTER.NET (152.63.116.157) 165.709 ms 158.779 ms 159.847 ms
10 64.125.13.33 (64.125.13.33) 194.601 ms 176.315 ms 161.52 ms
11 xe-1-2-0.er1.lax9.us.above.net (64.125.31.190) 151.140 ms 199.701 ms 164.846 ms
12 ge-2-1-0.mpr3.lax9.us.above.net (64.125.31.94) 149.133 ms 157.337 ms 149.646 ms
13 so-0-1-0.mpr1.sjc2.us.above.net (64.125.26.26) 161.326 ms 153.64 ms 153.518 ms
14 so-0-3-0.mpr1.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.26.138) 209.594 ms 206.939 ms 198.441 ms
15 xe-0-3-0.cr1.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.29.1) 214.781 ms 204.599 ms 205.88 ms
16 xe-1-1-0.er1.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.26.186) 205.492 ms 255.473 ms 205.462 ms
17 xe-0-1-0.mpr1.ord6.us.above.net (64.125.31.197) 194.67 ms 205.133 ms 239.860 ms
18 64.124.146.110.allocated.above.net (64.124.146.110) 206.76 ms 216.885 ms 205.653 ms
19 asw-gb181.ord03.singlehop.net (69.175.0.146) 207.799 ms 205.571 ms 213.840 ms

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I tried traceroute to WRH from several traceroute servers in Australia and New Zealand. Australians are behind a "Silicon Curtain" not unlike the Iron Curtain of the USSR!

UPDATE: Apparently some Australians and New Zealanders are able to see this website if they are using non-default DNS servers like OpenDNS and GoogleDNS, or if they go through a proxy server.

I have some new web stat tools to play with and am tracking web visit from down under today to see how they differ from the previous server.

One reader has written in saying they cannot connect to WRH through Comcast.

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