Home > Webmaster News > Internet News > New HTTP Error Code 451 Launched

New HTTP Error Code 451 Launched

As legal take-down requests increase – the Internet Engineering Task Force has launched a brand new HTTP status code specifically designed to showcase that a page is unavailable for legal reasons. The new error code, named 451, is a tribute to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The official draft states:

This status code indicates that the server is denying access to the resource as a consequence of a legal demand.

Error 451 pages are designed to be rather detailed, showcasing all the key information regarding the blocking order – including links to the court order and a reference to the law that allowed the blocking to take place.


About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

Check Also

5 Calculators to Simplify AWS Pricing

Figuring out AWS (Amazon Web Services) pricing has become a more pressing concern for companies ...

Like every other website, this site uses cookies to analyze our traffic. Cookies may also be utilized by our advertisers and partners. By using this website you agree to the use of said cookies. More Information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings, continuing to navigate past this message, or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to the use of cookies on the Rapid Purple website.