How to Unblock Blocked URLs
There are a number of reasons for which you might find yourself unable to access a URL, or website address. Whether your network administrator has blocked access to certain sites or you live in a country, such as China or Iran, whose government controls its citizens' Internet privileges, the process of unblocking blocked websites is straightforward---you can do it right on the web, without downloading or installing any software, using a tool known as a "web-based" proxy. Since entities block websites via their "Internet protocol" (IP) addresses, a "proxy" works by "masking" your IP and giving you a new one.
Point your web browser to a web-based proxy (See Resources.) Enter the blocked URL in question into the "Address" field.
Click "Enter" and wait a moment. Your website will appear before you. To access a different blocked website, you'll need to enter its address into the proxy "Address Bar" that will appear at the top of your window---not that of your own web browser.
Tips & Warnings
- If you lose the ability to see your website through a particular proxy, simply use another one. Consult the list in "Resources" for additional choices.