What happened to Unicode CLDR's site?

Leonardo Boiko leoboiko at namakajiri.net
Tue Oct 4 12:25:56 CDT 2016

The Google error message felt a bit too harsh for a webhosting client who
merely exceeded their allotted bandwidth.  It made it sound like the
website was hosting something illegal.

2016-10-04 13:00 GMT-03:00 Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>:

> It looks that an automated bot run by Google detected an excessive use of
> bandwidth and launch the block, waiting for another subcription or payment,
> even if the site was (possibly) donated by Google itself. That bit probably
> does not know what it does and acts like any other hosted site. (Google's
> own usage policy is probably more enforced now: you can host free websites
> but above some threshold it will be blocked).
> Note also that this is the webhosting which is blocked, not the domain
> name (hosted by Apple who probably offered it to the Consortium).
> There's probably been a lack of communication somewhere in Google, or an
> administrator error that removed an exception for a site that should have
> first been handled specially internally by a human hierarchy.
> If the usage limit was exhausted, may be this is because the site was
> harvested by some malwares and I think it's reasonnable to block it first
> before scanning, cleaning, restoring damaged parts from a safe backup, and
> investigating about which protection measures were missing or should be
> taken).
> There's certainly people looking for what happend precisely. I hope this
> is just an administrative measure that can be easily reversed and that no
> damage happend to CLDR data (and to private data there about CLDR surveyors
> or user authentication databases). I don't think there's damage on the
> released CLDR data, but there could be losses in some recent ongoing works.
> 2016-10-04 15:53 GMT+02:00 Steven R. Loomis <srl at icu-project.org>:
>> Yes, the web content is hosted by google sites, a web hosting provider.
>> As to it being down, i understand this is being looked into.
>> Enviado desde nuestro iPhone.
>> El oct. 4, 2016, a las 5:51 AM, Cristian Secară <liste at secarica.ro>
>> escribió:
>> În data de Tue, 4 Oct 2016 19:50:05 +0800, gfb hjjhjh a scris:
>> Why is the site suspended by Google and how to access it now?
>> Just curious: Unicode = Google ? (physically)
>> I am asking this because by entering directly http://cldr.unicode.org
>> the error result belongs to Google and not to unicode.org.
>> ?
>> Cristi
>> --
>> Cristian Secară
>> http://www.secărică.ro <http://www.xn--secric-k0ad.ro>
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