How to Access Banned Video and Torrent Sites in India

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Various Torrent and Video Sites have been blocked by various ISPs like Reliance and Airtel as a precautionary step to curb piracy. This implementation has come by after the order from the The Indian governments Department of Telecom (DOT) as a initiative to cut down methods on the increasing piracy of late. This has resulted in the attack of the Indian Congress and Supreme Court website by an Anonymous Indian Group.But It is a loss to the people residing in India as they are restricted access to such sites. The major Torrent and Video sites include The Pirate Bay, BitSnoop, Pastebin, 1337x.org, ExtraTorrent, KickAss Torrents, Vimeo and Dailymotion.

 

When you try to open the above mentioned sites, you might see the message:

“This site has been blocked as per instructions from Department of Telecom (DOT)”.

No worries, as there are several means to access these sites and this is a very simple process as well.

 

Note:

Piratebay and torrentz.eu can be accessed by AirtelBroadband users by a simple step is:

Add “https://” instead of [http://] or [http://www] before thepiratebay.org or torrentz.eu

Example: https://thepiratebay.org  –  https://torrentz.eu

The above method has been suggested by a friend of mine, not too sure if it works, but if not the above, the below mentioned guide is surely going to help you!

 

The Best method to access ISP Blocked site is by changing the IP address of the DNS server, which removes any restrictions on blocked sites. If wondering, how to change the DNS Address, here are the steps to be follows:

  • Go to Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Change adapter settings.
  • Right Click on the Connection that you are currently using [example: Local Area Connection] and go to Properties (see here).
  • Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on properties. See Here.

Here is a list of  free DNS servers along with their IP Addresses which can help you improve the Internet Speed:

Free DNS Servers are listed below:

Google DNS

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

OpenDNS

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

ScrubIt

  • 67.138.54.100
  • 207.225.209.66

Level 3 Communications

  • 4.2.2.1
  • 4.2.2.2
  • 4.2.2.3
  • 4.2.2.4
  • 4.2.2.5
  • 4.2.2.6

DNSadvantage

  • 156.154.70.1
  • 156.154.71.1

Servermatrix

  • 216.185.111.10
  • 69.56.222.10
  • 67.19.0.10
  • 67.19.1.10
  • 70.84.160.11

Public Name server IP address

  • 209.244.0.3
  • 209.244.0.4

Norton Public DNS

  • 198.153.192.1
  • 198.153.194.1
BSNL Connection [For Indian Users]
  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220
Among these, the widely used and popular ones are Google DNS and OpenDNS. If you are wondering which one to choose, I would say OpenDNS server is the fastest.

Proxy Servers are one medium through which this can be done but I feel using proxy is really not worth it as it can cause problems accessing the site in one way or the other. Anyways you can give it a try. Some of the best proxy sites are:

www.hidemyass.com
www.surfagain.com
www.proxeasy.com

Also Read:  Guide on How To Speed Up Your Internet Connection

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has finished his graduation in the field of IT and is currently mastering at the University of South Florida. He also loves watching cricket, listening to music and travelling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

Comments

  1. codesprints says:

    Still not working … what to do?

  2. Mark Ackley says:

    You can easily access these blocked torrent as well as other blocked websites by using AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN.

    It works on wireless and wired connections alike. Provides Unlimited Bandwidth and available in free version as well.

    Check it out here: http://www.hotspotshield.com

  3. I`m using this when I need to to access blocked sites: http://www.sunvpn.com/ . It`s a VPN service, works similar with a proxy, only faster..

  4. Doesn’t it help for you all if you use TOR; http://www.torproject.org. Go online through another proxy?

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