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How to access Blocked Sites

The reasons why access to a particular website is sometimes blocked can be very varied, although in many cases it is usually due to a local or regional block, so that access from our country is impossible. We explain how to overcome this block.

Is your favorite site suddenly no longer reachable? it is very likely that it has been blocked due to problems with the DNS of our provider, for corporate firewalls (the company can block access to certain sites), or even because we may be in a country that prevents access to those websites deemed unwelcome (The Pirate bay, Kickass Torrent, Cineblog01).

When we try to view some web content, for example by logging in from Google search results, it can sometimes surprise us to find that it is simply impossible to visit that particular site. 

For example, the most common thing is that it is a kind of national block, so that the display of that particular content is not allowed for our country. Something that, incidentally, is usually quite common on some popular sites, like YouTube.

Sometimes it is possible to access blocked websites and easily too, although it will all depend on the type of block established. For example, on those occasions where the blocking is only local, it is possible to access that content through the use of a VPN (although sometimes this would require paying for a service). In this article we will explain how we can access blocked web pages. There are 5 options and we will simply explain them.

Here are 5 ways to access Blocked Sites

How to access Blocked Sites in Italy

Method 1
This is the simplest and most functional one. If you want to know how to bypass sites blocked by your Internet provider, such as those dedicated to file sharing, you probably just need to change the DNS servers of your connection.

The DNS servers are those that “translate” the addresses of the Internet sites you type in your browser (eg www.google.com) into the real coordinates that are used to reach the latter, ie numeric addresses of the type 74.125.224.72.

If you use Windows, you can quickly change the DNS servers of your connection by clicking on the network icon in the system notification area and selecting the Open network and sharing center item from the menu that appears.

In the window that opens, click on Local network connection and then on the Properties button, double-click the item Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4) and put the check mark next to the item Use the following DNS server addresses.

The DNS servers that I recommend you set up for your connection are those of Google:
as primary address 8.8.8.8 (to be entered in the Preferred DNS server field)
as secondary address 8.8.4.4 (to be entered in the Alternative DNS server field).

Method 2
Using a special anti-censorship program, such as UltraSurf, or FreeGate. Just run the executable of one of these two programs, and you can immediately browse with Internet Explorer (through proxies through which these programs connect), accessing blocked sites. With both programs, our browsing will also be encrypted.

It is a very effective system, also because up to now these programs are constantly developed to beat censorship (attention: some firewalls or anti-rootkit programs installed on our computer could prevent them from functioning, mistaking them for trojans, or similar). Or you can use a dedicated browser, TOR Browser Bundle.

Method 3
Trying to use the mobile version of the website. Today, most websites have alternatives for viewing their content via mobile devices, which could be visible simply by typing “m”. between the “www.”, which is the specific section through which to access the same web page, designed for mobile phones.

The truth is that many blocking services do not take into account mobile versions of blocked sites, so it may be possible to access them by viewing these versions.

For example, to access the mobile version of Facebook, you can do so by typing the address “ https://m.facebook.com/ ” in our desktop browser.

Method 4
Using Google Translate. That’s right, it seems incredible but google translate associates its DNS with the translated page so it won’t block your access. Just enter the address of the page to be translated and google will do the rest.

Method 5
Using the Wayback Machine. In case you didn’t know, the Wayback Machine becomes a wonderful and tremendously powerful tool that gives us the ability to navigate through previous versions of websites, just as they were at a given time and without having to go to the site in question.

It’s as simple as visiting the official website and entering the address of the website we want to visit in the text field. So we will just have to search on Browse History, and the system will show us an acquisition of several versions, distributed over the years. We will just have to choose a specific day from the calendar and review the results.

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