Burma – Myanmar goes offline!


Reports have been coming in that Myanmar’s government has taken the country’s Internet connections offline.

These reports have been confirmed from the outside. A post on the NANOG mailing list (an insider list for Internet Service Providers) details some research that shows the following:

  • The .mm top-level domain has disappeared from the DNS.
  • Servers in Myanmar are unreachable
  • The two IP address blocks allocated to Myanmar have been removed from global Internet routing tables. Myanma Post & Telecommunication appears to have shut off connections to the outside world.

The apparent goal of the move is to suppress communications among protesters and the reporting of news out of the country. “Finally they realized that this [internet] was their biggest enemy, and they took it down.”


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