Screengrab from water.ie
“Just tried to access my water bill from abroad. Wouldn’t load, so asked customer service via the Twitter machine. I got this response: ‘We are aware of some customers having difficulties accessing water.ie from outside Ireland. Our IT team are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.’ Why would they need to geo-block water.ie?”
weren’t they d’dos’d a while back. Cutting traffic from outside Ireland is the simplest way to stop that.
this is pretty much it – its a severe DDOS target and most traffic is from outside Ireland
Ahhhhh so that’s why I can’t access the site when I’m at work (use a UK VPN)
Keep it away from anonymous
“We are aware of some customers having difficulties accessing water.ie”
“We are aware” Geo blocking, afaik, is down to advertising and content licensing. Irish Water’s story up to this point, coupled with the words ‘we are aware….’ makes me think the reason it’s geoblocked is simply incompetence. Someone probably clicked on something they shouldn’t have.
I just checked – work internet access is visa the UK (handy for the BBC Player) … no access to water.ie from my phone on WiFi. Turn off WiFi – using Eir 4G – and voila – water.ie returns a result.
There are products out there that can block access to websites based on where you are coming from.
When one has so few friends, it is easy to become paranoid and over-cautious.
Wow that’s pathetic.
No! FU IW. Not one cent. Asset stripping scum.
* Does loop-de-loops and claps like a seal *
Brilliant, just brilliant, do another one !
thatcherite scum policy decisions
in fairness what kind of sad busybody would access their water bill from abroad? go have fun, get laid, go to a museum, spend some of that pile you are saving from not paying water you miserable git.
you absolute fool
I suspect they live there and still own property here; and its pretty likely that they’ve got to pay for it wherever they are to begin with.
anyone paying it in the first place is a rat and a half.
Sounds like the perfect reason NOT to pay your bill
Ah, i see what you did wrong there. You REGISTERED with Irish Water, rookie mistake.