If you are an active Internet user there is a good chance that you already have faced a problem of country borders on the Internet. Today we will focus on the websites and services in the USA that are not available outside of US territory. We will also explain why such restrictions are imposed. So, here it is – how to unblock USA websites?
Geo-restrictions are acting like an invisible fence or border online. They are not a new thing online. Their main purpose is to restrict access to specific websites/services and their content to a selected group of users. You need to understand that each country in the world uses a specific range of IP’s.
That means, that it is very easy to identify from which country a user is just by knowing his IP address. So, if a service or website wants to limit access to its content all that needs to be done is to set from what range IP addresses are allowed in. Geographical restrictions are set in place due to the limits of the copyrights of the content. So, if you do not live in the USA and got a foreign IP address, how can you unblock USA websites?
Now that we know what geo restrictions are and in general how they work, time to check how we may break them and unblock USA websites? The easiest way would be to change the IP address. But is such change possible? After all, you get your IP address from your ISP and if you connect to the internet in Europe your ISP will not assign you an IP address from USA. Luckily there is an easy way. You can connect to the internet through a VPN server. If you create a VPN connection, all the data you send/receive will be transferred through this server. And all websites and online services will recognize the IP address of the VPN server as yours. This way you can sort of change your visible – to others – IP address. Using VPN, besides the function of hiding one’s IP address has many other perks. Here you can find out, why people use VPN?
So, if you wish to unblock USA websites all you need to do is to connect to VPN server located in the USA. It will have USA IP address. And as we have said above, all US websites and online services will recognize the US IP address of VPN, not your foreign one. This is one of the ways that will allow you to unblock Netflix USA.
There is one more way that will allow you to unblock USA websites. It is called Smart DNS. Here you can find more specific details about what is Smart DNS. But to put it in simple words, Smart DNS is a service that combines the way DNS server works with a specific proxy server. The proxy server will “change” your IP address in a similar way to the VPN server. However, you should be aware that it does not have all the additional benefits of VPN like improved safety and privacy. The Smart DNS server will automatically transfer data – if you try to access specific DNS unblocked website or service – to a relevant proxy server. Unlike in the case of VPN you can access websites from the different regions at the same time. The only limitation here is, that Smart DNS server has to be prepared by a service – like HideIPVPN – provider in order to transfer traffic through a valid proxy server. Here is a list of websites unblocked by our Smart DNS service. If the service you wish to access is not on the list, please let us know. And of course, if you have any questions about VPN or Smart DNS feel free to get in touch with us.