Guide: How to Circumvent US DNS Censorship (Obtaining Server IPs)
In the Event That Many Websites Cannot Be Accessed
By Censorship By U.S.A.
The good news is that this depends on you using actual names to access websites, not IP addresses.
This will make it substantially easier to bi-pass US censorship and Windows comes pre-installed
with the necessary tools to do so.
So this is a guide on how to use what you already have to circumvent US DNS censorship.
Unless you want a different browser other than Internet Explorer,
this guide requires absolutely no installing of software.
It uses what typically comes prepackaged in a Windows operating system.
If the PROTECT IP Act is passed,
the information you learn by using this simple technique will be able to completely bi-pass DNS censorship.
Step 1 – Run Command Prompt
Go in to your start menu.
In the search menu at the bottom, type “run”.
Hit the enter key on your keyboard.
In the window that pops up, type “cmd”. Click on “OK”
Step 2 – Obtain the Server IP Address
You’re only typing in one thing here.
Type in ping -a domain name here
In our case, we are typing in the domain name for www.google.ca
The Important Numbers Are The 2nd Last Line
That's What You Type In. ping -a www.google.ca and then you see the IP Number 184.108.40.206
That’s the only bit of information we need from this.
You can type this number into, say, notepad.
Just as long as you have the IP address ready to copy and paste.
Type in “exit” and hit enter to close the command prompt window.
Step 3 – Test the Results
In your browser of choice, type in the address bar “http://[insert IP address here]”
This will access the website more directly.
This loaded google.ca for us!
Now, if you have a list of websites you know of that might be hit by the US DNS censorship
proposed in the PROTECT IP act,
obtain the IP addresses in this manner now before the censorship starts
and save these IP address numbers somewhere convenient.
That way, if the domain is censored, you can simply type in the IP address in your browser
and the address will still load long after the domain is blocked.
Congratulations! You’ve defeated the Great Firewall of America! (for now)
This will only work if the website remains in a specific server.
If the website moves to a different server,
then there’s a chance that the IP address in question will stop working.
As long as you have the IP address in use by that given website,
you’ll still be able to access that website even if the US government decided to block that particular domain.