Why you may see “This domain is blocked”
The Division of Information Technology protects our campus networks by preventing access to specific websites. We do this to guard against illegal and malicious activity on the FIT networks. If you try to visit a website hosting malicious or unlawful content, you will receive a message that “This domain is blocked.”
The Division of Information Technology blocks websites that pose a threat due to:
- Drive-by Downloads
- Peer-to-Peer (P2P)/File Sharing
Settings for the network are managed on campus and apply to all browsers. If you cannot reach a specific website and would like to request an exception, by opening a ticket with TechHelp and include the full website URL and how it relates to the academic environment (i.e., why you need it to teach or complete your schoolwork).
The Division of Information Technology will review your request and determine if the site is safe to unblock. Please note that G Suite allows you to share your work. Alternative file sharing sites are commonly flagged because of copyright violations; even if your purposes for using the site are not illegal file-sharing, we must actively prevent access to websites that allow criminal activity.