VPN/DNS access to incorrectly banned sites.


Do you live in the UK and need access to a site incorrectly banned by the UK government? The following information can help you.

If you're being blocked by means of your ISP's DNS then you could get access by changing your networks DNS server configuration.

Google Public DNS operates recursive name servers for public use at the two following IP addresses: and for IPv4 service, as well as 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844, for IPv6 access. The addresses are mapped to the nearest operational server by anycast routing, you will need to reconfigure your DHCP server (usually your router) to give these addresses as your networks DNS servers.

You could also add OpenDNS servers,, or have a mix of both.

If you're being blocked by means of protocol filtering then a VPN can help.

We've been testing a VPN connection from NordVPN, a rather decent VPN prodiver based in Norway. NordVPN was born in 2012 when four childhood friends came together to build technology that could liberate the Internet. Spending a lot of time in different parts of the World they grew tired of seeing censorship, content control and government agency surveillance becoming intrusive. The feeling that the internet was losing its main purpose lead to the search of a possible solutions on how to overcome all the restrictions.

After setting up the first VPN server and sharing the prototype among their friends, NordVPN creators started receiving extremely positive feedback and were encouraged to continue their work. That’s how the NordVPN was born, now serving more than 1 million people worldwide. You can read more here.

This VPN can be setup as a client on your PC or your router maybe even be compatible making the connection even easier, it works by making an encrypted connection to servers in another country then funneling all of your traffic through it, in the coming months we'll have more setup information for you here.