Nepal: Internet Down, Total Censorship Imposed

Following a coup (or not a coup) Nepal’s connection to the Internet has been intentionally severed. After King Gyanendra seized power, the army occupied Nepal’s Telecom companies and Internet Service providers. Leading politicians have been arrested and total censorship has been imposed.

I tested 578 .np (Nepal) domains, retrieved from Google ( to determine if they were accessible. The results show that 278 .np domains, presumably hosted in Nepal, were inaccessible. The remaining 302 .np domains were accessible but an APNIC WHOIS lookup shows that they are not hosted in Nepal. It does appear that Nepal is cut off from the Internet.

One comment.

  1. Hello

    Can you provide any information about what censorship has been installed?

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