JonDonym is evading Internet blockings

In order to block the access to specific Internet contents it seems that in many countries it comes into fashion to install suspensions of service. As a result this kind of censorship does not solve any problems at all, but keeps them only secret. Since normally black lists containing web sites are not subject to parliamentary or judicial control,their potential of abuse even in democratic states is very high. It is telling that even some victims, on behalf of their name censorship of the Internet is advertised, speak against such a pretence. Because nobody is really helped with blocking web sites, but harmed at best. On the other hand it is possible, in most cases, to shut down a web server quickly which is hosting illegal contents using international legal aid or dropping the web host a line.

Therefore, JonDonym is being developed as well to the end that it is up to the users which of the information available in the Internet they want to access. We are using different methods to achieve this goal:

Abuse resistence

Copyright infringements and illegal downloads

Copyright infringements via JonDonym-mixes are not efficient and therefore rather unlikely. That is because the user has either to pay for the data traffic (uploads/downloads using premium-mixes) or alternatively the connection is very slow (mixes free of charge). Since, in addition to that, a JonDo-user is not able to act as a server of data, a distribution of copyrighted or illegal material (movies, child pornography et al.) using file sharing services is not possible.

However, for the rare cases in which a copyright infringement could happen, considering the following is important: Due to technical reasons, it is neither possible for the mix operators nor for JonDos to deanonymize past connections.

Web-site-hacking, cheating and spam in forums

Individual users may misuse JonDonym in order to protect themselves against prosecution while hacking web sites, posting insults in forums or cheating in online-games. (Figures in the low two-digit range are reported, yearly, while thousands of users are deploying JonDonym for legitimate purposes daily.) Providers of web sites can send a blacklist containing their DNS-names / IP-addresses / URLs to JonDos, if they do not defend themselves against such attacks otherwise.

In order to pass this blacklist on there has to be a confirmation that a right to represent exists concerning the mentioned addresses. To publicly review the correctness of every particular blocking the whole blacklist is published here. In general, the mix operators will accept the blacklist. But this is not mandatory. Alternatively, you can therefore block the access by yourself using the addresses of the exit mixes which are published here.