@licquorice maybe I eventually will... but as of now the site www.chessgames.com is still unreachable from my BT line. I can only get there relying on someone else's routing, such as using my Vodafone mobile, my private VPN or my corporate VPN.
I also thought there might be a DNS issue, maybe a propagation issue, however the domain resolves everywhere (also on the BT network) to 220.127.116.11 but the address is unreachable from the BT line.
It was available, but now is throwing a certificate error again.
Now available again but is HTTP not HTTPS.
@licquorice interesting... are you saying that for a short time the www.chessgames.com site was available from a plain BT Broadband line, no VPN on top of that... just using the routing from BT?
Correct, but it keeps coming and going.
I'm back on my W10 PC and now I get this:
For some reason in the last few days I have not been able to access this popular website.
Also some people on Reddit mentioned it recently
The site https://ismywebsitedown.com/ for me thinks it is up:
People in the US have access to Chessgames.com - I have asked on the TCEC chess live - where over 500 people online right now at tcec-chess.com. Some say it is a bit slow for them but it does load.
When I run a tracert chessgames.com i get:
Tracing route to chessgames.com [18.104.22.168]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
... (from hop 3) :
3 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms 22.214.171.124
4 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms 126.96.36.199
5 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 188.8.131.52
6 9 ms 8 ms 7 ms 184.108.40.206
7 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms acc1-te0-0-0-15.l-far.21cn-ipp.bt.net [220.127.116.11]
8 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms core3-te0-9-0-18.faraday.ukcore.bt.net [18.104.22.168]
9 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 166-49-209-132.gia.bt.net [22.214.171.124]
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * ^C
Something is going badly wrong at hop 9 here
This is a major chess website - and chess has record popularity now worldwide.