Checkout the simplest way to access blocked websites by your ISPs or Government. Unblock websites just by a simple click of your mouse. Internet is the best source of information but at the same time, many countries have banned websites on the behalf of security, culture etc and peoples can’t access them. Is your school, college or office blocking you from getting on social network websites like Facebook, Myspace, Friendster etc. 

In India, the blocked site error message appears while surfing some blocked website by Authority.

The URL has been blocked under the instruction of the Competent Government Authority or in compliance with the order of a Court of competent jurisdiction. Viewing, downloading, exhibiting or duplicating an illicit copy of the contents under this URL is punishable as an offense under the laws of India, including but not limited to under 63, 63-A, 65 and 65-A of the Copyright Act 1957 which prescribe imprisonment for 3 years and also fine of upto Rs. 3,00,000/-. Any person aggrieved by any such blocking of this URL may contact at urlblock@tatacommunications.com who will, within 48 hours, provide you the details of relevant proceedings under which you can approach the relevant High Court or Authority for redressal of your grievance.

Or

Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders

Warning : Here are some best and easiest ways you can bypass the restrictions and surf like normal, but please check with your local authorities before using them. We will not held any responsibility if you’ve breach the regulations of any.

How To Access Blocked Websites

Using URL Rewriting :

This tweak only work for those websites which are hosted in a VPS or Dedicated Server Environment and have an unverified SSL installed.

In the address bar of your browser, instead of typing www.websiteurl.com or http://www.websiteurl.com, try https://www.websiteurl.com

It will show you a security notice like the website you’re going to visit is unverified/untrusted etc. Just click “Proceed Anyway” in Google Chrome or add exception certificate in Mozilla Firefox.

Using the DNS Settings :

This trick will work, if any country block website by using ISPs, and block their own DNS server. If you use Google DNS or OpenDNS, many times you can access blocked websites.

Use the following DNS server

Google DNS
Preferred DNS Server 8.8.8.8.
Alternate DNS Server 8.8.4.4.

Or

OpenDNS

Preferred DNS Server 202.67.220.220
Alternate DNS Server 202.67.222.222
For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, or 10 Users

To change DNS server, head to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Properties and select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IP). Now click Properties and use the above DNS server address. 

For iOS Users :

Open Settings > tap Wi-Fi > tap the Wi-Fi network the device is connected to.
Tap DNS and change the two values to Google DNS or Open DNS. These two values should be separated with a comma and one space (8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4).

For Android Users :

Open Settings > tap Wi-Fi and Long press the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to > tap Modify Network.
Now tap the box next to Show advanced options. Scroll down. Tap DHCP > select Static IP > scroll down and modify DNS 1 and DNS 2.

For BlackBerry Users :

Head to Settings > Network and Connections > tap Wi-Fi. Now connect to a Wi-Fi network. Long-press the connection you’re connected to > tap Edit and Scroll down and turn off Auto Obtain IP. After you do this, you’ll see more options, such as the IP address, DNS and gateway. Switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS here.

Using a VPN Service:

Virtual Private networks route the traffic via their servers and hence you will be able to access these sites even if they are banned in your country. There are many free and paid VPN services available for Windows and also mobile devices. All you need to do is to install the VPN service provider’s app and get started. 

Please note, some of the VPN service providers may be blocked in certain countries, so you need to check if it is accessible in your location. We have compiled a list of best VPN service providers here.

VPN Book, Hide.Me, Finch VPN, Hotspot Shield, CyberGhost, FreeVPN.Me, ProXPN, SecurityKiss, Its Hidden, Hideman, Froot VPN, iVPN, HideIPVPN, USA IP, ibVPN, VPN Reactor, TunnelBear, TorVPN, SpotFlux, GetVPN.

Using Proxy Websites:

There are lots of proxy websites offering free access to blocked websites. These sites offer free browsing by just entering the URL of the website you want to navigate to. Since the traffic is routed through a proxy server, it is advisable not to share your username or password for sites requiring them.
Using IP to Access the website:

Each of the websites has their own IP address and ISPs might have blocked the website based on URL and not IP address. So you might be able to access the website via IP address. There are lots of websites which provide you with the IP address of any website. So once you have got the IP address, just type it in the address bar instead of the URL and you will be able to access it.

Access blocked website using cmd

You can also get the IP address by using the command prompt by typing ping www.baatkar.com. Replace “baatkar” with the name of blocked website. Here 74.125.203.121 is the IP Address of the website.

Using Tor Browser:

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy. So this browser surfs anonymously, so you can access any blocked websites using this browser. You can also use ZenMate browser extension for this purpose.

Using Google Translate:

Google Translate as the name indicates allows you to translate text or website from one language to another. Now here if you enter the website which is already in your language, Google translate will show error, so instead you need to select any language to translate it. Once the translate is complete, you get an option to view the original website.

Proxy Server Trick :

In this tweak, you’ve to use the Proxy IP and port list for free of cost from websites like Hidester, HideMyAss Proxy List, Free Proxy Lists, inCloak Proxy List etc. Visit any above listed site and grab one Proxy IP : Port combination which hast good speed and fast connection type as shown in the screenshot below.

proxy-server-trick
Now use the following step to add it in popular browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

For Google Chrome Users

Go to settings and click on Show Advance Settings, under the Network, click on the Change Proxy Settings Button, when the popup comes, click on the button called LAN Settings.
On the next popup window check on “Use proxy server for your LAN“, Also mark the “Bypass proxy server for local address“. Hit OK and save.

proxy-server-google-chrome

For Firefox Users

Head to Options > Click on “Advanced” with a gear box sign from the top navigation section of the popup window and Select “Network” tab from the sub navigation.

Under the Connections, select the Settings button, on the next popup window, select the radio button saying “Manual Proxy Configuration“.

Put your Proxy IP : Port in the HTTP Proxy section, Check the “Use this proxy server for all protocol“. Hit OK and save.

proxy-server-mozilla-firefox

There are many other ways to access blocked websites like Google Cache, Internet Archive-Wayback Machine, Use Proxy in Browsers, Retrieve Web pages via Email, Subscribe to RSS feed etc..but we listed the best and easiest ways to access the blocked websites. 

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