Unblock proxy

Are you trying to reach a website that has been blocked by school, work or your parents? Blocking software has become increasingly powerful, but there are still ways you can access blocked sites. The most reliable ways work with proxies, these are servers that you first connect before you connect to the blocked site. Information is sent to the proxy server, the server sends data back to you, bypassing the blockade. You can use existing proxies or create a proxy server at home.

Using a unblock proxy

unblock proxyFind a list of proxy websites. A “proxy” is a server through which you pass your internet traffic. For this you will probably have to adjust the settings of your browser, which is not possible on all computers. A web-based proxy is a website that runs on a proxy server. You connect to the website and the website then connects to the website that would otherwise be blocked. It then shows the website to you.
There are many sites with lists of websites. For example, use a search term (“web proxy list”) in your favorite search engine. It is possible that many of the websites with lists you find are also blocked, so you may need to search a little further before you find something that you can use or use another computer to view the lists.

Enter the address of the blocked website you want to reach. Almost all proxy websites work the same, there is a field where you can type in the web address of the site you want to see. For example, if you want to go to YouTube, type in www.youtube.com.

Why do we need an unblock proxy?

Unfortunately, this is an all too common reason for blocked websites. In the Iranian uprising of 2017-2018, the Iranian government made it impossible to access certain websites in some cities to prevent the spread of protests. Reportedly, Iranian internet traffic had declined by 50% at the beginning of January 2018, showing the broad impact of censorship.

In 2018, prior to the Chinese elections, the Chinese government banned George Orwell’s Animal Farm online and a large number of words, such as ‘disagree’, ‘shameless’ and ’emigrate’ from the Chinese Twitter. These are all examples of online repression with political substantiation.

Schools and workplaces often block websites, to keep the students and employees focused and productive. Blocking websites in a private environment, such as a workplace, raises interesting ethical questions. Does the employer have the right to restrict the online activity of employees? Why can employees not have access to certain sites, for example during their lunch break? And if schools are governed by the government, is not blocking websites a form of government censorship? These questions are not easy and no answer has yet been found. In the meantime, the only option is to find out what the best VPN is for your school or workplace, so you can get around the problem.

There are several reasons why websites block their content geographically. This usually has to do with licensing problems, as we also see with Netflix and Hulu. They can not show their content in certain places. In some cases it may be because the content you are trying to show contains sensitive information or goes against the faith of the government. When you try to access geographically blocked content, you’ll see a message stating that your access is limited. Sometimes the website does not load at all. To unblock content in your country, you need a VPN.