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Having Problems with Accessing Rt.com?
Tiggs Benoit · 1 day 22 hours ago
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

sometimes , most of the time, i write a comment and it dissapears right before my eyes. can be a simple" you are right" , or something similar, no bad words, what is going on>? yet sometimes i can post... please fix this

▼ LAST 7 DAYS ...
Kathleen White · 3 days 17 hours ago
· · Safari 9.1.1 on Mac

RT down in the UK 20 Jul 16

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Philip Fargus · 16 July 2016 - 09:48
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows


Jerome Black · 30 April 2016 - 00:46
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

My RT news app (English) shut down today I reinstalled and still didn't work. I installed on another phone got the same error message that it has stopped wworking. Both are android

Valery Koyfman · 25 February 2016 - 21:22
· · Firefox 44.0 on Windows

Russia Today in Russian is not working today, but is still available in English and other languages. Does anybody know what is going on?

John Smith · 11 February 2016 - 20:25
· · Chrome 42.0 on Android

Can't get Rt in USA.

Kevin O'Connor · 31 January 2016 - 23:12
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

Oh my God, another one of my friends just got banned from RT. WTF is going on with that site??

Kevin O'Connor · 31 January 2016 - 22:26
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

My friends tell me that Press TV is a better site. I will try it.

Kevin O'Connor · 31 January 2016 - 22:25
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

They banned 2 friends of mine as well for the same reason, but the ones that were running scripts and others just harassing other commentators, they let them do it with impunity.

Bizarre.....(perhaps new management or...)

Kevin O'Connor · 31 January 2016 - 22:12
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

There were NSA-paid trolls on RT that continued to violate the rules on the site and when people like myself tried to respond to them, RT banned me instead of them from making comments there. Very strange.........

Is this happening to others as well?

John Macek · 17 January 2016 - 03:17
· · Safari 9.0.2 on Mac

Im finding certain shows like worlds apart and sophie co. not streaming well, while others like crosstalk are fine.

Mariam Isaacson · 28 November 2015 - 21:49
· · Safari 9.0.1 on Mac

I cant accses RT from Washington, what's going on?

Alfred Lin · 8 October 2015 - 23:20
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows


Chris Holland · 30 September 2015 - 10:28
· · Silk 44.2.49 on Kindle Fire

Blocked by Facebook again

Julie Mitchell · 14 September 2015 - 22:45
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

I cannot stream live.....says unavailable...

Irving Sanchez · 10 September 2015 - 00:53
· · Chrome 45.0 on Android

Having problem with my cable television not geting RTNEWS

Maria Isho · 27 June 2014 - 01:01
New Zealand · TelstraClear · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Down from NZ

Jamie Mitchell · 11 May 2014 - 16:41
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

Comcast again, I get "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to rt.com" Was off cable TV for a while too.

Axel Calvet · 11 May 2014 - 12:55
France · NC Numericable · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

down for me France / Numericable

Anthony Hunter · 11 May 2014 - 04:24
United States · Comcast Cable

rt.com is down for me. Very interesting.

Santiago Aguilar · 10 May 2014 - 17:56
United States · Cox Communications

I took a closer look at the successful traceroute and noted rt.com
resolved to

I added an entry to my hosts file -

root@tarvid-Vostro-200:/etc# cat hosts localhost tarvid-Vostro-200 rt.com

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

and I am reaching rt.com thanks to a redirect

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: nginx
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 23:33:07 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 178
Connection: close
Location: http://rt.com/

I am a nominal subscriber to Hanlon's rule but this is downright strange

Santiago Aguilar · 9 May 2014 - 04:37
United States · Cox Communications

rt.com is down using Cox Internet - Fairfax VA. traceroute breaks at GW-Indrik.retn.net. Works on TOR but no flash and hence no video

Jamie Mitchell · 29 April 2014 - 11:43
United States · Comcast Cable

RT America live stream up & running this morning. Maybe Comcast got the message?

Jamie Mitchell · 28 April 2014 - 12:23
United States · Comcast Cable

Yep. RT America stream still blocked on @Comcast, Scotts Valley provider in The Santa Cruz, CA Mountains.

Joshua Moore · 28 April 2014 - 09:33
United States · Comcast Cable

RT remains down on Comcast.

John Clinton · 27 April 2014 - 10:44
United States · Comcast Cable

Yes using Comcast. Blocked since John Kerry lashed out at RT on 4/25.

Bry Gallant · 27 April 2014 - 08:54
United States · Comcast Cable

https://www.torproject.org/ get past Comcast/Xfinity with TOR Browser. I have access to RT.com. Only downside is that TOR is NOT flash based, so now streaming on RT.com/live/

Vee Demarche · 27 April 2014 - 08:40
United States · Comcast Cable

RT down in San Francisco... 3 days now. My provider is Comcast, spoke to a tech person, says Comcast is not blocking. Will update.

Joshua Moore · 26 April 2014 - 07:44
United States · Comcast Cable

Yes, RT seems to be down for Comcast subscribers if not out right blocked.

Erick E-Rock Garcia · 26 April 2014 - 00:48
United States · Comcast Cable

RT.com is down on Comcast but running fine on Virgin Moble iphone. Is Comcast blocking RT???

Kat Bayer · 25 April 2014 - 22:07
United States · Comcast Cable

yes, using comcast, rt.com still blocked, everything else is fine

Catherine Baird · 25 April 2014 - 17:03
United States · Comcast Cable

Comcast too - still down at 8:03pm. Is everyone else using Comcast?

Jose D' Vega · 25 April 2014 - 15:16
United States · Comcast Cable

I thought mine was down in Santa Maria but I used a proxy from freeproxies org and the RT worked just fine. In conclusion someone is/was blocking me from accessing RT.

Jamie Mitchell · 25 April 2014 - 14:50
United States · Comcast Cable

Down in Santa Cruz, CA since this morning. Comcast. All other streams working.

Nathan Contarino · 25 April 2014 - 13:46
United States · Comcast Cable

Down for me since this morning. Boston

Ali Rizvi · 25 April 2014 - 11:48
United States · Comcast Cable

Not able to access RT.com since this morning Friday April 25, 2014

Catherine Baird · 25 April 2014 - 11:30
United States · Comcast Cable

Down in Atlanta, GA (April 25, 2014) 2:30 pm EST

Kat Bayer · 25 April 2014 - 09:08
United States · Comcast Cable

rt.com appears to be blocked from my location (California) April 25, 2014.

Jess Barton · 5 April 2014 - 03:02
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

Having probs watching live over last few days here in the UK. Is the problem at my end?

Olivia Viriya · 4 April 2014 - 11:20
United States · AT&T U-verse

I am not receiving at this time: April 4 2014. any information about this?

Chwee Philip · 1 April 2014 - 00:44
Singapore · StarHub Internet Pte

rt.com is down today on 1st april 2014 in Singapore . This rt.com is the best news network in the world and I am glad that this news channel is present to open our eyes to all the lies and scams on main stream USA and UK news channels.Recently this very eye opening news channel rt.com seems to be down very often. I strongly suspect the USA CIA or the NSA of the USA is trying to prevent more people from listening to rt.com and the USA government is desperately trying to prevent more people from being aware of the all the lies and fake news coming out from main stream USA and UK news channels

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic · 19 March 2014 - 17:03
United States · Cox Communications

rt.com is down for me here in Scottsdale, Arizona. I tried three different browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) with the same result. Anyone else experiencing the same thing?

Richard Moore · 15 March 2014 - 20:32
United States · Comcast Cable

Haven't been able to connect to RT since 3/14/15. But yet can still look at downloaded videos on youtube... Strange in deed this is.

Robert Beal · 10 March 2014 - 17:15
United States · Grande Communications

Cannot connect to RT.com at 7:14 pm Central Standard Time USA Monday March 10 2014

Mark Whittington · 12 December 2013 - 12:22
United States · Comcast Cable

Wow, down again. Up less than 24 hours this time. I am witnessing the censoring of my news. Trying TOR now...

Update: ok, now I'm in TOR, and getting RT--when you say it has just gone down again, wtf. It was a pain, even in TOR--i got some message i've never seen just trying to search 'RT' in google:

Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen? bu ti'm watching RT live, right now...?

Laura Hróðgeir · 11 December 2013 - 18:40
Hong Kong · Netvigator

right now it's down in Hong Kong, and has been for at least 30 minutes

Mark Whittington · 9 December 2013 - 14:51
United States · Comcast Cable

Ok, it's totally being censored... back up this morning; for now. Would TOR help?

Mark Whittington · 6 December 2013 - 04:22
United States · Comcast Cable

after trying all remedies and giving up, RT came back up about 8pm last night; down again this am Dec 6, 2013. Same with actualidad.

Mark Whittington · 2 December 2013 - 16:28
United States · Comcast Cable

I'm in Flint, Michigan; Comcast. I'm not able to get RT for hours now. Still can't. 7:30 et 12/02/13

Anthony David · 7 October 2013 - 20:48
Canada · Shaw Communications

RT.com is currently not accessible from... Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Sylwia Kmiec · 11 August 2013 - 10:19
Ireland · UPC Communications Ireland Limited

RT.com has been blocked I think, can not stream for couple of days already...

Harold Doe · 3 June 2013 - 13:33
United States · Time Warner Cable

RT's Twitter Account 1 Hour ago : website experiences technical difficulties. We are working to fix it asap.

Edit: Shut up devin... Guys just go here the stream is still up: www.livestation.com/en/rt/en

Brian Weider · 3 June 2013 - 12:28
United States · Comcast Cable


Rods Nayo · 3 June 2013 - 11:57
Brazil · Virtua

Down right now in Brazil (Jun 3rd) - they were giving a lot of attention to Bradley Manning case and the manifestation at Turkey

Nicholas Watson · 3 June 2013 - 10:48
United States · Time Warner Cable

i dont know about others but all of RT is down for me right now. but theyre still streaming if you google 'Watch RT stream'

Picky Designs · 31 March 2013 - 21:25
Canada · Rogers Cable

Can't seem to work here in Canada either. Come on Anonymous, you didn't do this, did you?

Andy Gee · 7 September 2012 - 01:25
Philippines · Philippine Long Distance Telephone

RT.com is being blocked in the Philippines too (as of September 7th). The simple fix is to change your DNS servers to and - details of how to do this here: http://www.opendns.com/opendns-ip-addresses

It certainly seems like a concerted effort through large ISPs to block this content - silencing the truth and bringing in a police state. For your information the IP address of RT.com is: and this can be semi-permanently set in your windows hosts file.

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts rt.com www.rt.com

Joe Church · 6 September 2012 - 14:08
United States · WideOpenWest

RT Has suffered a major hack! They have had a DAEMON spam virus attack network solutions servers that host RT.com causing them to block DNS and Wide IP addresses.

Michael R. Moore · 6 September 2012 - 13:32
United States · AT&T Internet Services

once again i can not reach rt.com via there web address. does anyone know whats going on?

Maxim Nazarov · 6 September 2012 - 13:08
Russia · OJSC Rostelecom

The reason of RT missing might be RT's interview with Putin on 05 Sept 12, (1 hour long). Some hard topics were discussed. (some parts of it can be found on Yourtube).

Neil Smith · 6 September 2012 - 12:57
Canada · Bell Aliant

RT has become my favourite TV station and website lately. An intelligent alternative voice to the MSM in America, a badly neded voice, something like Bill Clintons speech last night. Someone in the USA is sabotaging this site, they hate the truth.

Azaad Bakhtali · 6 September 2012 - 07:53
Netherlands · Online Breedband

Now things are getting scarier by the minute!!! Btw, down in the Netherlands

Edit (+2hours) : It's back now... don't know what the problem was. Nothing mentioned on their website...

Kyle Solomon · 6 September 2012 - 07:21
United States · Cox Communications

I checked the whois database and it appears RT has been forced down due to non-compliance - Are we in China now???


Joe Church · 6 September 2012 - 06:10
United States · WideOpenWest

Now I dont even get network solutions page.. it is saying it is broken but this site says it is up... I tried comodo chrome firefox hell I even opened explorer for the first time in 2 years. Its not pining now in cmd

Anton Grigoryev · 6 September 2012 - 05:58
United States · Time Warner Cable

Try Opera. It doesn't work in Chrome, but it works in Opera (at least in my computer)

Joe Church · 6 September 2012 - 05:51
United States · WideOpenWest

I have done everything I know to do I released my DNS, I deleted all my cookies, Temp Internet files, I did a reg clean, I cant access it from this computer but laptop will pull it up any help on this would be grateful. I think network solutions has hijacked my puter cause it works on laptop and not desktop. I have done all of the usual things.. It pings right but still shows network solutions.

Edit: now it says OOOPS Google cant find RT.com something is up and its not the website

Richard Townsend · 6 September 2012 - 04:11
United States · Time Warner Cable

For two days it has been hijacked by Network Solutions. Even linking from other websites to an individual rt.com story takes me to Network Solutions.

Robert Olson · 6 September 2012 - 02:27
United States · University of Alaska

I can't get it either.. I think too that it's the federal government blocking them or a server raid.

Michael R. Moore · 5 September 2012 - 21:01
United States · AT&T Internet Services

rt.com is down in Chicago, IL as-well. I hope its just down and not being blocked.

Edson Marcello Fonseca · 5 September 2012 - 20:58
Brazil · Virtua

I tried to change my DNS to OPENDNS and RT.COM came back to my screen... My isp is american/mexican (Virtua).

Kyle Soloway · 5 September 2012 - 19:46
Canada · Telus Communications

the united states is making a move on iran and they don't want RT to cover it, they are hiding the truth from us.

Edson Marcello Fonseca · 5 September 2012 - 19:02
Brazil · Virtua

It still is down from here, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What shows up is a page of Network Solutions... It seems that they (RT) simply didn´t renewed the domain license...

Joe Church · 5 September 2012 - 15:48
United States · WideOpenWest

I am getting it on one puter not the other. I have deleted cookies and cache any suggestions?

Trenton Carmon · 5 September 2012 - 11:02
United States · RCN

Rt.com blocked Sept. 5, 2012 @ 2:01pm (14:01) Washington, D.C. time. What the hell is going on... I truly hope that this is temporary, but most likely its an attack on their website. =/

Alistair Emmanuel Alexander Stark · 5 September 2012 - 07:49
Trinidad and Tobago · Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited.

The website indeed seems to be blocked. I hope this will be short lived, as Russia Today has consistently provided a good counter view to the nonsensical and rhetoric based MSM news.

Guillaume Deschenes Verville · 5 September 2012 - 07:41
Canada · Videotron Ltee

Same Here rt.com Down September 5, 2012 at 10:40 am Quebec time and aljazeera.com is back up from hack september 4, 2012

Vincent Amato · 5 September 2012 - 06:44
United States · Time Warner Cable

Rt.com is apparently being blocked as of today, September 5, 2012 at 9:40 a.m. New York time. What I have found to be the one reliable source of information with regard to U.S. shenanigans in the Middle East and elsewhere appears to be in jeopardy. One can only hope this is a temporary situation. The live stream of their television coverage can be accessed via a google link, however.

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