Why translate.google.com is suddnly blocked?

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    demonioazul66

    I need to use Google Translate a lot... but now it is blocked... why?? Somebody help?

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    indyman777-2

    I need this unblocked for business purposes.  I can't image why it would be blocked.

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    rotblitz

    Ensure at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ if the right IP address information is registered with your OpenDNS network.

    Having a wrong IP address registered is the most often reason if your settings do not seem to take effect.

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    olivier977

    The problem seems to have to do with OpenDns and the certificate. I tried going through a VPN so to not use OpenDNS and it works fine, which make me point the issue to OpenDNS.

    The error message from Safari read: The certificate for this web site is invalid. You might be connecting to a website that is pretending to be "translate.google.com"... etc.

    The error is "This certificate is not valid (host name mismatch).

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    olivier977

    Here the certificate message (screen copy)




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    dlyds

    I've confirmed that the IP address is correct and added translate.google.com to the "Never Blocked" list, but I'm still getting the blocked warning too.




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    Alexander Harrison

    Hello,

    I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing difficulties. The domain translate.google.com was recently added to Proxy/Anonymizer because it can be used as a proxy to access otherwise blocked pages such as pornography websites hosted with a content delivery network. To bypass this filtering, please add translate.google.com to your never block list. 

    We advise that you clear the cache on your network's devices to ensure that your DNS settings take effect immediately. Please see [Clearing the DNS Cache on Computers and Servers](http://www.opendns.com/support/article/68) for more information in this regard. If you have trouble while using this guide, restarting or rebooting them should flush the DNS and web browser caches on your devices.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to respond.

    Best regards,

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    dlyds

    Thanks Alexander!  I can use the site again! 

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    olivier977

    It is working again and I did not add anything to my never block list. Seems OpenDns figured it out.  thanks.

     

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    Alexander Harrison

    Hello,

    To update everyone here on the forums, the decision was made to remove translate.google.com from the Proxy/Anonymizer category despite belonging in the category due to the widely used, critical nature of Google Translate. The site may still be used to bypass certain block pages by using the translation server, but it is no longer included in this category for user convenience. 

    All users should cease to see Google Translate blocked shortly. If not, we advise that you clear the cache on your network's devices to ensure that your DNS settings take effect immediately. Please see [Clearing the DNS Cache on Computers and Servers](http://www.opendns.com/support/article/68) for more information in this regard. If you have trouble while using this guide, restarting or rebooting them should flush the DNS and web browser caches on your devices.

    Best regards,

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    rotblitz

    This forth and back is not really new.
    http://forums.opendns.com/search.php?PostBackAction=Search&Keywords=translate.google.com+proxy&Type=Comments&btnSubmit=Search
    Each half a year or so it is categorized as proxy/anonymizer and then eventually  removed from the category again.
    Never ending story.....

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    tjsalisbury1234

    That's because they think we will not notice.  This over protective crap has to stop..

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    rotblitz

    What are you talking about?  translate.google.com is not in any category at all, it just inherits the "Search Engines" tag from google.com.
    https://domain.opendns.com/translate.google.de
    So, it's not blocked at all unless you block it individually or by blocking "Search Engines".

    What's the "over protective crap" then???

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    tjsalisbury1234

    What are you talking about?  Can you not read above...  You even participated in the conversation.  it WAS blocked..  read dude, before you comment and look stupid

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    rotblitz

    It was blocked, sure, more than one year ago, until March 17, 2014.  So what?  Who's looking stupid now?

    Still blocked for you?  Then you have Search Engines blocked.  Or your IP address is not registered with your OpenDNS network, but with another.

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    Alexander Harrison

    https://domain.opendns.com/translate.google.com

    Translate.google.com would only be blocked if you're blocking Research/Reference or google.com, and would not be blocked under any other categorization unless you have added it to your block list. Too much blocking? Configure less at http://dashboard.opendns.com

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    tjsalisbury1234

    I am not saying it is blocked NOW..  wow.  Simple English comprehension people.  Since it has been a year, its about time to put it back here (QUOTE) "the decision was made to remove translate.google.com from the Proxy/Anonymizer category"  isn't it?  SO rotblitz.  please read ABOVE, and then you can see why the comment was made.  Thank you.  good bye

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    Alexander Harrison

    With regards to threads here on the community, if you have a new topic to add on a current topic, a new thread in the community would be the place to add it. The translate.google.com categorization was resolved over a year ago and hasn't changed since.

    The categorization of translate.google.com as a Proxy is valid - it can be used to view pages on the web through Google's translation servers; however, it is a key resource that was decided to not be tagged as a proxy despite being one technically. 

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