lolIt's funny you should ask because we have had the same question. The Hikvision Chinese website has been down for days. We VPNed into China and it's down inside of China as well. We also confirmed with Chinese contacts that they cannot access inside China.
We emailed Hikvision corporate on Friday asking for comment.
So, it's definitely not that the USA government has blocked them but we are not sure why. Strange.
Generally, that works. However, for China sites, due to the Great Firewall, it does not always report correctly.
That site is down for me currently. Does it work for you?Generally, that works. However, for China sites, due to the Great Firewall, it does not always report correctly.
For example, Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. The government entity that runs it is CETHIK (for CETC Hikvision). Its website ishttp://cethik.com. Isitdownrightnow returns it as being 'down for everyone' but that is false.
Hikvision's Chinese government controller website is up, it is just blocked for visitors outside of China. Likewise, many websites appear down in China but are simply blocked by the Chinese government.
Yes, it works for me when I use a VPN to connect inside of China. I assume isitdownforrightnow is assuming non-China use, which is generally reasonable except for China specific sites.That site is down for me currently. Does it work for you?