Here are a few easy way to access blocked websites by your country or ISP. It is hateful when an ISP or government blocks certain websites especially when you want to access something outside of your country. There a many types of blocking but you will still be able to access them from any country with the tricks below. Spend 10 minutes to learn the 5 best ways to access blocked websites if you want to access to websites or information that is important to you. These tricks will also be useful for you if you are traveling abroad.
Five Best Ways to Access Blocked Websites
1. Rewrite URL
Use “https://” instead of “http://” or without http. This trick might work or might not work for some countries. However, it is the easiest way to open blocked websites and you should try it before going through other tricks. Who knows it is going work for you? At most time, rewrite URL allows you to access websites that has an unverified SSL. Instead of accessing www.blockwebsites.com or http://www.blockedwebsites.com, try https://www.blockedwebsites.com.
2. Web Browser Extension
This is definitely something new and very easy to be used. Nowadays many web browsers have come with extension, Google Chrome is one to be mentioned. You can add an extension app called ZenMate to open blocked websites by your ISP. ZenMate is one free auto proxify extention that allows you to access blocked websites without going through all the hassle steps. On the other hand, you can also add Unblock Youku extension to access Youku from anywhere outside mainland China.
3. Access with IP Instead of URL
Sometimes, a blocked website is stored as URL in the database, for example, www.downloadsongs.com or www.youtube.com. You can still access the website by entering the IP instead of the URL. Run a Command Prompt (Terminal for Mac users) in your Windows PC and ping www.thedomainyouwanttoaccess.com to get the IP address. Alternatively, you can get the IP address of a website using www.whatsmyip.org.
4. Use Proxy in Web Browsers
Another great way to open blocked websites is to use proxy in web browsers. Access a website that distributes free proxies for your country and paste the proxy to your web browsers.
For Internet Explorer users: paste the proxy under Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections tab -> LAN Settings -> Proxy Server -> Address.
For Firefox users: paste the proxy under Advanced tab -> Network tab -> Connection Settings -> Manual proxy configuration -> HTTP proxy.
5. Use Proxy Websites to Access Blocked Websites
Using a proxy website to access blocked websites is a very useful technique. There are hundreds of proxy websites available in the WWW and you can select any of it to access websites that are being blocked by your government or ISPs. Here’s the top 10 proxy websites which allow you to open blocked websites.
Access to any free proxy service websites listed above and enter the website URL you want to access. Select your proxy location and then you can open the blocked website.
Other than the above mentioned tricks, you can also open blocked websites with Google Cache or Bypass with Translations services or Internet Archive (Wayback Machine) but that only allows you to browse blocked websites that are archived. They might not up to date but it is still a great way to access blocked websites via caches. Lastly, please share your experience with the comment below if you know how to access blocked websites in a better way.