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This article is not made as an intention for accessing blocked websites in Colleges, Schools and even in Offices. All comes under Ethical Hacking. Facebook, Orkut, MySpace… these are some of the websites that are usually blocked. Even in my college this happens. But trust me, these are quite lame protection. Below are some of the ways to unblock and access the websites that are blocked. I wrote the steps in simple way, hope it is helpful for ethical purposes. Earlier we saw how to block websites without using any software.

1. Redirect the Site using Short URLUnBlock websites

You can convert your blocked URL into a short URL, so that it may help you bypass the settings.

Some of the free services for shortening your URL are TinyURL, MooURL and SnipURL. You can also start your own URL shortening site like we did.

2. Use Google Cache Link

Search Engines like Google and Yahoo! provide cached links in their search results. You can make use of it for accessing blocked websites, because these cached pages are stored in the search engine itself. Type the blocked website URL in Google Search and click the Cached link to access the cached copy of that website.

3. Use IP Address instead of URL

Some of the people and software use the URL of the website for blocking and if you use the IP address of the website here, it may allow you to bypass the settings and you can access that blocked site. You can find the IP address of a website in two ways. In local computer, go to command prompt and type ping domainname.com and it will display the IP address. You can also find it through online resources like Whats My IP.

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4. Use Proxy Websites

You can try the millions of Proxy websites available in the Internet for accessing blocked sites. They allow you to use their proxy or domain to browse other sites as anonymous. I wrote an article regarding the list of proxies commonly used.

  • 50 Proxy Websites To Access Blocked Websites

5. Translate the Website

Some online translation services allows us to convert or translate a website/ blog from one language to another and display the site in the results in their own pages. You can try Google Translate, AltaVista BabelFish for translating your site.

This is just a small list, there are plenty of ways to get around blocked websites, the internet is full of opportunities.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, these tips and tricks are not posted for the intention for unblocking blocked websites in Schools, colleges and many places. Don’t try to breach the rules and regulations. Try to use these for Security purposes indeed. Try to be Smart and Ethical.



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    38 Comments

    • Shanon

      I use Hide My IP with which I browse the Internet totally anonymously and unblock restricted sites.

    • Howart Smith

      Just download and install Hotspot Shield Free VPN. I am using the same from past few years to access facebook at my office. πŸ™‚

      Download it from here: http://www.hotspotshield.com

    • Mike

      These are all nice tricks, but if you`re looking for a permanent fix to unblocking sites, your best bet is a VPN service, like http://www.sunvpn.com/Β  Unlike a proxy, a VPN will also encrypt your traffic.

    • Senny

      I can use proxys to view a website, but I actually want to be able to log into the sites and post comments which the free proxies never let me do. how do I log into a website that blocked my IP? I'm not at work so its not violating work or school policy. just want to post comments to blogs.

    • Charles

      You forgot mentioning VPN services. I found VPN more reliable than proxies or other ways to unblock sites. I lived in China for about 8 months. During that time the proxies I was using always got blocked, but the VPN services never got restricted (at least while I was there, I know Witopia had some problems in the past with that). I used http://www.witopia.net/ and http://www.highspeedvpn.com/. Witopia was cheaper, but highspeedvpn seemed to work better most of the time.

      Cheers,

    • Akhilesh Sharma

      In North India, BSNL has blocked Youtube. So, I’ve tried most of these but using a proxy server is what has helped me every time.

    • vicky89

      using IP address instead of url it works every time. thank you for sharing.

    • Michelle

      Wow, let me see if that really works. Our computers are work blocks FaceBook and Twitter and let me try your suggestions and see for myself.

    • Ashish @ Android Spider

      nice post

    • Niket

      Hi,

      Port direction is another technique one can employ to access blocked websites Port redirection involves accepting a connection on a particular port and redirecting it to another IP address/port. Have a look at “Fpipe” a popular tool for the Windows platform.

    • car kerala

      So many proxy websites are getting blocked in colleges. But how to find new proxy websites?

    • esoftload

      well i use orkut in my college system by translating via google…

    • amIT

      i have complied list of free proxies for most used websites like orkut, youtube, facebook proxies totally free to be used…

      as there is a list of over 100 proxies…getting blocked proxies is not a issue…as the list is updated very often…

      freeproxy-list.com

    • sudharsan @ technoskillonline

      brother very amazing tips..

      first one worked for me very well….
      .-= sudharsan @ technoskillonline’s last blog…Tips to Boost Pagerank – Next PR update March-April 2010 =-.

    • sriganesh

      even i used for my own site, when its blocked by my own domian reg company | πŸ˜‰

    • Abhijeet

      Thanks for the info…One easy method is to use web based proxy sites to access blocked websites..

    • naz

      this is what I’m looking for man. thanks! I’m always trying to access some of blocked blog. I’ll try it again with your suggestion. thanks again!

    • Devang Vibhakar

      This is of great help, thanks for sharing Pradeep.

    • Ajinkya

      very well ,but i hav strange problem @ my college , i m unable to open Proxy site as that itself is banned along with social sites ! , also unable to use foxyproxy as all browsers ff ,opera all are unable to connect , only ie6 is present which is not able to update as it requires upadting via admin !
      also url shortning services websites are too banned ! ,
      i think nothing will work in my college πŸ™

      • S.Pradeep Kumar

        Thanks for your first comment here Ajinkya ! πŸ˜‰

        And, yes, many of the colleges and schools use high-tech security systems now-a-days, so it is hard to apply these tricks… but sometimes they bypass it.. and sometimes they not..cheers !

    • Tom

      Hi all πŸ™‚

      why don’t you try this website:

      http://www.OpenBlockedWebsite.com (Open Blocked Website .com)

      It’s easy name to remember .. fast .. easy to use .. and has no annoying ads πŸ™‚

      enjoy πŸ˜‰

    • Rose

      There are reasons why a website is blocked. You just helped people everywhere access blocked sites. Bad post. lol

      • S.Pradeep Kumar

        Rose Rose, yes there are reasons for blocking a website. But accessing blocked websites is a part of ethical hacking ! I mean it can also be used for educational and official purposes ! Cheers ! πŸ˜€

    • Enk.

      Haha.. Cool Informative Post ! πŸ˜€

    • JakeI Web Journey

      Cool, i'm not sure if I really need this much, but it is good to know. You never know when you might need knowledge.

    • link exchange seo

      good tricks to access the blocked websites

      • S.Pradeep Kumar

        Yeah ! I picked up top 5 methods I use to access blocked sites ! πŸ˜€

        • NpXp

          For me Proxy sites does the job.. Same was used to bypass in my previous company haha..
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          • Daron Gaskins

            hey man….accessinq proxy to access the blocked content can be awesome on terms but proxy or proxify really doesn’t help me that much…ya see i like porn a lot…love it actually and i have parental controls on my laptop because of my dumb little sister and my mom put it up there. Proxy shows the porn imaqes but i really want it to show the videos without havinq to buy them, what can i do?

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