Cloudflare Puts Pirate Sites on New IP Addresses, Avoids Cogent Blockade

Found on Torrentfreak on Friday, 17 February 2017
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Last week the news broke that Cogent, which operates one of the largest Internet backbone networks, blackholed IP-addresses that were linked to several notorious sites including The Pirate Bay.

It seems likely that the change of IP-addresses is an intentional response from Cloudflare to bypass the blocking. The company has a reputation of fighting overreach and keeping its subscribers online so that it would be fitting.

Cogent only has one job: to keep the data flowing. There is no room for dubious vigilante justice by plaing Internet police.