DUCKDUCKGONE…..? 🙁

DuckDuckGo is Blocked is by Airtel, Jio ,BSNL,Vodafone & Many Other Service Providers in India.

Several Indian users are unable to access DuckDuckGo A privacy-focused search engine. Just a few days ago The Indian Government has banned 59 Chinese apps, Officials have reported the applications are engaged in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order.” And today users are unable to access the popular browsing service

Users across Reddit have reported that they are unable to access the platform throughout the country. While many Twitter users have further suggested multiple internet service providers (ISPs) have also blocked the site.

Tweet From DuckDuckgo

While duckduckgo has also confirmed it’s still unclear what might be the reason for the ban. While Airtel gives no reason, Jio says its due to DOT compliance.

Several users have expressed their opinion on this uncertain event but the reason behind the issue is still unknown

[pastebin id=”zuK7TMSu” js=”0″ height=”300″] Here is a traceroute to DuckDuckGo from Airtel Broadband in Delhi provided by a twitter user

In this case, it appears to be a DNS Block. A workaround is to use third-party DNS providers such as 1.1.1.1, or use alternatives such as Startpage.com

It’s quite unclear how long the ban lasts, Its a violation of Net Neutrality if it is a permanent one