Is BBC website being blocked by ISPs here?


6pack

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I tried to open bbc.com, bbc.co.uk in chrome and i get

This site can’t be reached
https://www.bbc.com/ is unreachable.

ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE
which is bs. So i checked downforeveryoneorjustme/bbc and it is up.

Did a traceroute and seems my local isp is getting internet from shitty Vodafone who is doing the dns resolution and blocking the website.
Code:
-desktop:~$ traceroute bbc.com
traceroute to bbc.com (151.101.64.81), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1  XiaoQiang (192.1xx.xx.x)  0.364 ms  0.370 ms  0.488 ms
 2  x-xxx-xxx-xxx.----------.com (103.xx.xx.x)  3.645 ms  3.676 ms  3.639 ms   --- my isp
 3  x-xxx-xxx-xxx.----------.com (103.xx.xx.x)  4.311 ms  4.385 ms *    --- my isp
 4  x-xxx-xxx-xxx.-----------.com (103.xx.xx.x)  4.915 ms  4.929 ms  4.875 ms   --- my isp
 5  122.15.135.134 (122.15.135.134)  11.336 ms  11.311 ms  11.321 ms ------> vodafone ip
 6  182.19.106.202 (182.19.106.202)  11.059 ms  11.047 ms  11.496 ms ------> vodafone ip
7  103.29.44.3 (103.29.44.3)  12.446 ms  11.391 ms  11.505 ms  ------> vodafone ip
 8  103.29.44.0 (103.29.44.0)  11.690 ms  13.283 ms  13.522 ms  ------> vodafone ip
 9  ae31-100-xcr1.mlu.cw.net (213.38.254.33)  116.109 ms  116.506 ms  116.472 ms -----> uk ip (probably cdn server)
10  * * *  -----> all timed out after this for some reason like just being dropped
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-desktop:~$
wtf. what's the use of blocking a news website? Is this a problem with vodafone only or on all ISPs?
 

6pack

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Do you get the same cdn server in traceroute?
If not, then maybe something wrong with that cdn.
 

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Guess only my isp is doing such weird things. I installed a local dns server on my xubuntu pc and got it to send all dns requests over TLS - DoT for short to both Google and Cloudfare dns servers. Even my router wont know what dns queries are going out except to Cloudfare or google dns.

Now everything opens including Mega, BBC, etc. And pages load faster too.