| ||Ask HN: Next steps when you're blacklisted by Akamai?|
11 points by jraines on Nov 13, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments |
|I don't know if anyone here has experienced this, but I'm currently blocked from numerous sites around the web because I'm apparently on some Akamai naughty list.|
My web activity is pretty vanilla except for, I guess, cryptocurrency exchanges, and running a crypto wallet (SpectreCoin) that networks over Tor. (However, I first experienced the Akamai ban before using the latter).
Does anyone know how one lands on these lists other than the obvious answers (e.g. malware, which I'm pretty sure isn't the case for me)? Or does anyone know of a recourse other than getting a new IP address?
I think it stinks to have this centralized gatekeeper on the web who can essentially turn off your access to large parts of the web with no notice, explanation, or apparent recourse. I understand why it exists but these CDNs seem like a more ominous chokepoint on the "open" web than some others that get more attention.
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