How to access blocked websites in India without a Proxy (Legally)

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Some of the ISPs in India have already started blocking popular torrent (The PirateBay, Torrentz, etc.) and video streaming websites. Nowadays, when someone tries to access these sites, he or she may receive a rather annoying message: “Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders” or “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. Please contact administrator for more information.

Currently, few of the Indian ISPs, including BSNL, Reliance, Airtel, etc., have already started restricting their users from visiting specific websites. The display message cites a “Court order” as the reason for blocking such websites. The US Government has already blocked websites in the past on grounds of copyright infringement, and certain other countries have also started to follow suit. In the coming days, we might start seeing other service providers joining the same league.

There is, however, a workaround to access these blocked websites legally without using a proxy. The trick lies in changing the protocol used for accessing the website. ISPs usually block the http version of a website, while the https version is still left open. You can access the secured version of blocked websites by using “https” instead of “http” in the address bar, when visiting these sites.

If the “https” version of your preferred websites is also blocked by your ISP, there are still a few alternatives available for accessing them. Blocked websites can generally be accessed using proxy, Smart DNS or VPN services.

=> Best Proxy services to access blocked websites

But if you’re trying to access blocked media content (audio, video), proxy is usually not a good option, as they are slow and generally not suitable for streaming media. For unblocking media streaming websites, the best option would be to use a suitable Smart DNS service.

=> Top Smart DNS for streaming videos

However, Smart DNS services can only unblock a specific set of websites. The list of supported websites is usually available in the product website. If none of the Smart DNS services support your preferred website, you can try out a suitable VPN service as an alternative.

=> Top VPN services for anonymous browsing

Some Smart DNS and VPN services offer browser extensions (for Chrome and Firefox) to unblock websites within the specific web browser. The article below lists down some the popular browser extensions for unblocking websites.

=> Top free browser extensions to unlock websites

All of the above methods are suitable for unblocking different types of sites in different situations. You may want to try out all of these solutions before deciding the best option for you.

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  • yogesh

    thanx man

  • http://codesprints.blogspot.in/ codesprints

    Proxies are slow …. what else can i do?

  • anoop

    Thanx A ton man.. Very useful information u have told us …..

  • Danish

    Doesn’t work for me. Same issue

    • nxc2

      @Danish, What’s your ISP? Coz this one basically works with Airtel and Reliance…

  • nalan

    thanks a ton pal……you are GREAT

  • prashant

    hey this doesnt work for me… it says connecting then says problem loading page. and my proxy is airtel only. i m using leas line provided by airtel

    • Shankha

      Which site you were trying to access? works with SSL supported sites only.

  • ravikant

    thnx dude…awsum…working

  • Atish

    Great Info Man Thanks it works wonder’s it works with ISOhunt and thepiratebay as well

  • abhishek

    dude doesnt work for me i use broadband connection from mtml(mumbai)

  • yan

    thanks a lot works perfectly on pirate bay but not on torrentz

  • sudip

    thanks……………… dude,,,,,,, its works……………… i open thepiratebay without htts it shows error,,,,,,,, when i open it with https it opned……. thanks a lot

  • Utsab Dutta

    Thanx a lot maan, it really works.. What a simple solution…

  • Arijit

    Thanks man u made my day.

  • Rajesh

    Thanks a lot !!!!!!!

    Torrrentz.eu is my daily site and Indian Govt. Has blocked it.Thanks a lot.

    Mail me and I will help you in any way I can..

    Thanks a lot!!!
    :)

  • Tarique Ahmed

    Hey Thanks a tone bro im able to access the sites legally!!!

  • sangram

    fantastic information

  • Shiva Gali

    Thanks you so much. It helped me a lot. Simple and elegant solution.

  • STORM

    Haha awesome.

  • Jay Padsala

    HOW TO OPEN www.extratorent.com/cc

    • Jeolee

      Use this URL instead: http://extratorrent.asia/