@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 18.104.22.168 but the address is unreachable from the BT line.
It was available, but now is throwing a certificate error again.
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 [22.214.171.124]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
... (from hop 3) :
3 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms 126.96.36.199
4 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms 188.8.131.52
5 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 184.108.40.206
6 9 ms 8 ms 7 ms 220.127.116.11
7 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms acc1-te0-0-0-15.l-far.21cn-ipp.bt.net [18.104.22.168]
8 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms core3-te0-9-0-18.faraday.ukcore.bt.net [22.214.171.124]
9 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 166-49-209-132.gia.bt.net [126.96.36.199]
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.