Unblock the web
unblock.us.org is a new approach to fighting online censorship.
It uncensors the web by using the same tools that oppressive governments use to censor it in the first place.
Change your DNS server to 188.8.131.52. That’s all. You might have to restart your computer or flush your browser cache before the changes are effective, but it’s usually instant.
If it asks for a secondary server, leave it empty. Here’s a decent guide on how to change your DNS server in Windows 7.
Advanced users can also choose to enter an IPv6 address: 2a01:7e00::f03c:91ff:feae:e96e.
– 184.108.40.206 Located in the US (Beta)
A normal DNS server is worthless against IP bans. However, unblock.us.org will hijack domains blocked in oppressive countries and then tunnel your data like a VPN. You should notice very little speed difference. It works for both HTTP and HTTPS.
In the case of encrypted data, unblock.us.org can’t decrypt or modify it because we don’t have the keys, so your data is safe. Both encrypted and unencrypted data is only tunneled and its contents never inspected. There’s no IP logs and nothing other than basic traffic and error stats is ever written to a hard drive.
A VPN will tunnel ALL your data through its servers on an encrypted link. They offer very good protection, but good VPN servers aren’t free. If you have access to a good VPN server you can trust, we suggest you use that instead.
Unblock.us.org only tunnels data for IP banned websites. It won’t add nor remove any encryption layers, it basically doesn’t change anything, apart from unblocking some censored websites.
Tor will route all your data through a complex anonymizing network. It’s very slow. Unblock.us.org will only re-route traffic that would be blocked by your oppressive government, nothing else. It’s also very fast compared to Tor. It’s almost impossible to tell the speed difference compared to normal, censored web browsing.
It only unblocks web pages, so if your country were to block Dropbox, you’d have to use Tor or a VPN to unblock it.
It won’t work on Windows XP, because it needs SSL SNI support.