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Originally posted by Gear
Cool...has anyone explained yet WHY it was/is blocked?
The official re-election site of President George W Bush is blocking visits from overseas users for "security reasons".
The blocking began early on Monday so those outside the US and trying to view the site got a message saying they are not authorised to view it.
But keen net users have shown that the policy is not being very effective.
Many have found that the site can still be viewed by overseas browsers via several alternative net addresses.
The policy of trying to stop overseas visitors viewing the site is thought to have been adopted in response to an attack on the georgewbush.com website.
Scott Stanzel, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney campaign said: "The measure was taken for security reasons."
He declined to elaborate any further on the blocking policy.
The barring of non-US visitors has led to the campaign being inundated with calls and forced it to make a statement about why the blocking was taking place.
In early October a so-called "denial of service" attack was mounted on the site that bombarded it with data from thousands of PCs. The attack made the site unusable for about five hours.