Check If Your Website Is Blocked By China Firewall

great-firewall-of-chinaAs you probably already know, China has blocked access to Twitter, Flickr and even YouTube to their internet users. That is some kind of their law or someting like that… But recently there were people who said that China does not only block those websites but also blogs and websites that write about whole this banning and blocking thing are being blocked by the Great Firewall of China.

As soon as you hear this, I’m sure you would like to know if your website, by any chance (even if you didn’ write about it), might be blocked so visitors from China can’t come to your site. Remember how many internet users China have? It’s surely not a small number, so it’s worth checking. But it’s also easy and fast, just a couple of clicks and you’re done!

But first:

What is Great Firewall of China and how does it work?

The Golden Shield Project (also known as the Great Firewall of China) is owned by the Government of China (MPS) and was started in 1998. The firewall system blocks website content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through and consists of standard firewall and proxy servers at the Internet gateways of China’s ISPs. The banning of websites is mostly uncoordinated and ad-hoc, with some web sites being blocked from one city and the same web sites being allowed from other cities and vice versa. (For even more details about this, see this article on Wikipedia¬†here).

Here are the test results for Gnoted.com – it seems GnoteD is not blocked in China.

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Below is the link of the web service where you can check if your website is blocked in China. Just type the url of your site and you will see the results as shown above.

Check If Your Website Is Blocked By China Firewall

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6 Responses
  • VISHAL Reply

    Where is the link dude… It’s redirected to this post only

    • GenniCe Reply

      Oh, I’m really sorry Vishal :) I was in hurry so I forgot to add the link.

      It’s fixed now, you can see the site…

      Thanks for letting me know. Enjoy!

  • Hamad Reply

    Haha, I keep writing about how to unblock things at China, seems like I’d be blocked by the great firewall :P Nice share, thanks.

  • Chinese Firewall Test Reply

    Theres another tool for checking whether a site is blocked in China at ViewDNS.info, specifically their Chinese Firewall Test tool. It checks from a number of sources in various locations in mainland China.

    • Fluffy Dasha Reply

      This ViewDNS.info is a joke! I don’t know who created it, but it lies! I tried several of my websites which i know are blocked in China and it said it was UNBLOCKED! Then i tried several fake names i invented and it also said they were unblocked! : ) How do you explain this?

      • Dennis Reply

        I recommend you use the one mentioned in the post, which is tested and works 100%.

        And thanks for the heads-up. :)

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