Banned?

by Nathan Hamm on 5/23/2005 · 2 comments

I’ve just received word that Registan.net may now be blocked in Uzbekistan (meaning it might not be, see the update). I’ve heard from someone that my site is inaccessible in Tashkent. Can anyone in Uzbekistan get here?

For those outside of the country, if you hear from people in Uzbekistan that they can’t get here, tell them to try browsing through the following proxies that Ozod Ovoz suggests:

  • anonymizer.com
  • anonymouse.ws
  • safeproxy.org
  • kub.kz
  • anonymizer.ru
  • proxyone.com
  • guardster.com

Have them write these down. They’re handy. Here’s more info on proxies.

I don’t know if it’ll work (because a lot of this internet stuff is pretty much magic to me…), but the following domain names also get you here:

  • Ruhnama.us
  • Rukhnama.net
  • Rukhnama.org
  • Theruhnama.com

I knew those would come in handy for something.

P.S. If anyone ever has difficulty contacting me, feel free to shoot me an email at my alternate address. It’s my first and last name (which is Hamm) at gmail.com.

Update: Actually, maybe not. Maybe just, well, don’t want to get into all the nitty-gritty of it yet, but it’s something I’m trying to investigate. If anyone knows how web censorship works in Uzbekistan, could they shoot me an email? I’m kind of in a “he said, she said” situation with conflicting reports either way. If you know people in Uzbekistan, shoot them an email and ask them to try out the site when the get a chance.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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praktike May 23, 2005 at 1:06 pm

Here’s another one:

http://proxify.com/

Student May 24, 2005 at 4:47 am

Hey Nathan,
It’s ok here. Now I am in Tashkent. I often come to the internet cafe to see what’s happening in Registan.net. Of course, the net isn’t so fast as in US, but I hadn’t any problems with accessing the site.
I am sorry that I can’t post news, because I pay to every hour for at the net cafes.
But thanks to IREX they provide us with free internet access. Hope I will have an internet at home soon.

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