First block decision via Cloudflare

Ένα δικαστήριο της Ρώμης αποφάσισε ότι η Cloudflare θα πρέπει να αποκλείσει τρεις τοποθεσίες torrent μέσω του δημόσιου προγράμματος DNS resolver.

The decision applies to, and, three domains that have already been blocked by Internet service providers in Italy following an order from local regulator AGCOM.


Disappointed by the decision, Cloudflare appealed to the Milan court. The Internet infrastructure company did not try to dispute the blocking of requests targeting its customers' websites, but said such interference with its DNS resolver program is problematic because such measures are not easily geo-restricted.

"Because such a block would apply globally to all users of the DNS resolver, regardless of their location, it would affect end users outside the jurisdiction of the blocking government," Cloudflare said.

"Thus, we evaluate any governmental requests or court orders to block content through a globally available public DNS resolver system as worldwide content blocking requests or orders."

In the appeals court, Cloudflare argued that blocking DNS is an ineffective measure that can easily be bypassed, for example with a VPN. In addition, he contested that he was subject to the jurisdiction of an Italian court.

But Cloudflare failed to convince the judges and its appeal was rejected.

Cloudflare believes these types of decisions set a dangerous precedent. The company announced, however, that it did not actually block content through, but instead implemented a "workaround" to comply with the court order. The Best Technology Site in Greece
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