21 January 2019, Monday, 5:31
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How to overcome blocking of independent websites


As the website of our colleagues “Belarusian partisan” has been blocked, it is possible that the authorities might block the website Charter97.org as well.

Nevertheless, it is impossible to fully isolate Belarusians from the free word . There are many simple ways to overcome the block. The first way is to use anonymizers.

Save this instruction on your PC, help your relatives, family members, friends and acquaintances to figure out the ways of overcoming the blocking.

This method will help to overcome the block by the domain:

Use alternative DNS servers! There are a lot of possibilities, but we'd like to recommend you Google public DNS. The method also suits users outside Belarus. Our site can sometimes be unavailable outside Belarus due to peculiarities of our website security.

Note that some ISPs ban forbid their clients to use alternative DNS servers.

Why not change your ISP in this case?

To change DNS settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8, go to Network and Sharing Center. To do it, right click on the network icon in the right bottom corner:

Select Network and Sharing Center. This window will open:

Click Change adapter settings.

Right click on the connection you want to configure. Select Properties:

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) in the list of items and double left click on it. In the Properties window, select Use the following DNS server addresses and write for Preferred DNS server and for Alternative DNS server. Click OK.

This method can help get access to our website if the domain is blocked. Use previous instructions if the authorities continue blocking our IP addresses.

Detailed instructions are available here.