Blogger Country Redirection

You may have noticed that Blogger weblogs appear as name.blogspot.com in a link, but automatically redirect to a domain in your country of residence when you click on them, e.g. name.blogspot.de.

As it turns out, this is a Google trick to allow country-specific censorship without harming global access to a given weblog. However, Google also provides a workaround to always get the .com variant: simply append /ncr (“no country redirect”) to the weblog URL. So that’s exactly what I did with all Blogger URLs on my website.

In related news, I added an explanation for the twin domains of the Kynosarges website to the history section.

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