How to bypass IP ban

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Since the topic of blocking and restricting access is particularly relevant nowadays, in this article you will find out how such bans work, why they are used and what are the ways to bypass them.

What is an IP ban☝️

An IP address is a numeric code that works as an address of your device on the Internet. The IP contains information about the device’s location. Blocking by IP address or IP ban is a ban on accessing websites with a specific address. 

The ban may apply to a specific IP address, as well as to all users from a particular territory: country, region or even from a specific house.  

Restrictions can be imposed by the site owner, individual companies or entire countries.

Why IP addresses are blocked

There are different reasons for this. For example:

  • Violation of the website’s requirements. Each site has its own rules and policies. If the website is also an advertising platform, the owner has requirements for advertisers. When the user commits a violation, the security system remembers his IP-addresses so that he won’t be able to use the website again. If in the future, the IP-address of some new user matches  with the previously blocked, he probably also won’t be able to get access to the website.
  • Age restriction. Prohibiting users under a certain age to get information from some sites. For example, about adult content, violence, alcohol consumption, etc.
  • A ban for residents of a country or a certain area to visit specific sites. For example, in February 2022, access to Facebook was officially blocked in Russia. This means that users with Russian IP addresses cannot access the social network. 

How IP blocking works

Each site keeps a special registry, which lists the IP addresses of violators. If a user tries to visit the website again from a previously blocked IP address, the pages will not load. 

However, blocking only by IP-address is not very reliable. At a minimum, because there are a lot of programs and tools in the public to bypass such restrictions. 

Therefore, along with the IP ban, additional measures can be applied. For example: 

  • User identification by fingerprint. Each device from which we access the Internet has its own set of parameters that form a unique digital fingerprint (fingerprint). Websites analyze the fingerprint to identify users, show them ads and block them if they suspect fraud. Advanced users change not only their IP, but also the fingerprint of their browser and device. That said, if the fingerprint is not done correctly, the site can figure out that the person is pretending to be someone else and can block him. Read more about digital fingerprints in our article: 👉🏼 what is browser fingerprinting.
  • Prohibit the use of programs that change IP. For example, VPN is banned in China, Iraq, North Korea 

How to bypass blocking by IP-address 🔐

There are different ways to bypass IP bans. The appropriate one depends on exactly who and what kind of blocking was applied. 


These are programs that can replace your real IP address with a different one. For example, it can be the address of a proxy server itself, a mobile operator or an Internet service provider. 

There are many free proxies on the Internet, but it is better not to use them. That is because usually, free public IP addresses are already blocked on all popular websites. The second reason is that free proxies may be given to several users at a time. As a result, blocking can occur either due to one user’s actions or because other users are using one IP at the same time.

When choosing a proxy, pay attention to:

  • Proxy type
  • Connection stability
  • Working speed
  • What country is the server located in
  • Reviews on trusted sites

Read more about what proxies are and how to choose them 👉🏼 in this article.

Changing DNS-server 

Domain Name Service(DNS) is a technology that helps your browser find the IP address of the website you are interested in. 

The point is that a person sees the addresses of the site as a domain. For example,,, etc. But the servers can perceive the address only in digital form. For example: 137.51.645.67766. 

The DNS server acts as a sort of address book, which stores both numeric and alphabetic versions of the site address. When you want to visit a particular site, your browser refers to a DNS server to find out the IP address of the site you are interested in. 

The Internet service provider’s DNS server is automatically used to go online, which means that access to specific sites is blocked at that level. If you change the DNS server to a public DNS server, the user will have access to the blocked sites.

To change the DNS server in the settings of your device instead of the ISP DNS, specify another available DNS: these can be found on the Internet.

That said, a DNS change is often a short-term solution. Moreover, DNS does not encrypt your data and does not ensure anonymity online. This method is best used, either once and as a temporary solution, or in conjunction with other tools. 

Editing the hosts file

Above, we described that when the browser tries to go to some site, it first refers to the DNS server to find out the IP address of the specific site.

The hosts file (not to be confused with hosting) is a text document that contains the site name and its IP address. If you manually edit this file, you can leave the IP of the site you want to visit against the specific site. In this case, as well as the way with the DNS-server, editing the hosts file is only a temporary solution.🤷‍♀️ 


The peculiarity of this tool is that it not only changes your real IP address, but also encrypts your Internet traffic. From our article about VPNs you will learn what kind of VPNs are there, the differences between them and which VPN you can be completely anonymous with. 

Most commonly, a VPN looks like an application or browser extension. When choosing a VPN, pay attention to:

  • Which countries have servers. As a rule, buying a VPN will give you access to its various servers around the world.
  • What country the developer of the VPN is from. For example, if the VPN is in Russia, it is 99% likely that the intelligence services have access to it.
  • The speed of work.
  • What protocol is used.
  • How much power it consumes. This point applies to applications for mobile devices. Some VPNs consume a lot of battery power, which causes the phone to drain quickly.

Anti-Detect Browser

This is a program that helps change the digital fingerprint of your computer and browser. It is important that anti-detect can work only as an auxiliary tool together with a proxy or VPN: the anti-detect browser itself does not change the IP.

At the same time, if you use a proxy/VPN together with the anti-detect browser, then your device will definitely be able to bypass not only IP-blocking, but also other protection systems of websites. For example, you can easily run ads on Facebook.

Which blocking circumvention method to choose⚡️

It depends on what your goals are.

If you need access to blocked sites in the region or country, any VPN or proxy will do. Choose a paid service, but  not the most popular one: the more famous is the service, the higher the probability that in a particular state it will eventually be banned.

If you have to not only browse some content, but also work closely with the site, be sure to change the digital fingerprint of your browser and device along with changing the IP address. This can be done manually or with an anti-detect browser. 

If you have not worked with anti-detect browsers before, read how to choose an anti-detect browser.

For example,Dolphin {Anty} has a free rate of 10 browser profiles. If the user requires more accounts, the purchase of a 6-month subscription gives a 20% discount! 🔥