The great Netflix vpn debacle!

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Aug 31 19:16:17 UTC 2021

> On Aug 31, 2021, at 11:16 , Bryan Holloway <bryan at> wrote:
> So I've made some progress, but not on the HBO front. (Hulu and Netflix have been responsive so far.)
> Tried the e-mail address on Mike Hammett and Co.'s handy web-page, but got no response after several days. Ironically we were able to get through to the "closed-captioning" department, but this isn't particularly useful.
> Does anyone have another possible contact for HBO folks to get some prefixes unflagged as "VPN"?

Try insulting them on Facebook. I did that several years ago in regards to wanting to be able to purchase HBO on-line without having to subscribe to it through a cable operator and shortly after, they launched a service to do just that.

(No, I’m not convinced that my insulting them on facebook had a causal effect, but it’s at least an amusing thought).

> To be clear, this is not a geolocate issue. At least according to the error our users are getting.

Geolocate and VPN or Not are often kind of tied to the same kinds of reporting services and it may well be that whatever provider HBO is using for one is also being used for the other.


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