Since yesterday 7th November I've now had to turn "child safe" completely off to enable ebay UK to work. This cannot be right !! Somebody please explain or Virgin, please fix it. Downdetector is full of people experiencing problems with ebay
Thanks for posting, I'm sorry to hear you're having some issues accessing Ebay.
Can you please sign into your online accounts and go to Websafe, can you check if child safe is active on the account, if so, you can either turn it off, or you can choose to block certain webpages, does Ebay show on the blocked list?
Fortunately Shane Gregory's solution of adding 'ebaystatic.com' to the allowed list seems to work. Adding ebay.co.uk or ebay.com does not. This is obviously good as millions of households cannot be expected to turn child safe off.
Virgin need to tell all of their users this as it's obviously a change they have made to their settings / software in the last 24 hours - without telling anybody - that has caused it.
Having a BT broadband connection accessible proved it was Virginmedia that was making the problem appear.
Eventually added ir.ebaystatic.com as a site to be allowed through the child filter, and all seems good. This is buried in the style sheet that Ebay downloads to your browser (Chrome in my case), visible using F12 to see what is going on behind the scenes in the browser.
Also seeing issues with access to rover and pulsar, in eBay.co.uk or intermittently in eBay.com domains - turns out that is an over-agressive filtering policy in place on my workplace LAN for some reason - probably these sites are included in a blacklist somewhere, but have not had the time or patience to check.
Virginmedia Twitter Support were being less than helpful, but did eventually report the issue of blacklisted IP ranges or domains to their internal team.