As I have been in the China for the past week and flying out tonight, there have been a ridiculous number of issues with the internet connectivity that I whined about last Wednesday (read more here).
Somewhere along the way, LoyaltyLobby.com had also become inaccessible from within China not due to China blocking the websites itself, but rather indirectly due to Google’s services that mostly no longer work here.
So, we now have LoyaltyLobby.com available for requests coming from China without any of the Google, Facebook and Twitter API calls that had made the website appear to be non-resolving. There is a separate CDN in use as well for China to speed up the delivery.
If there are ever issues with accessing the LoyaltyLobby, you can always drop me an email and we certainly will look into it as soon as possible. If there are rendering issues, it would help to have a screenshot attached too.
It seems that the Chinese government really has an issue with the Google at the moment. They have made not only Google email, maps and search unreachable but have blocked many of the Google services such as those that websites use to speed up the delivery to the end user.