Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bypass Malaysian Banned File Sharing Websites

This post is meant of educational purpose.

If you stay in Malaysia, you may realise that you won’t able to access those file sharing websites anymore.  The most famous one will be “Thepiratedbay Dot Org”.  Apparently all internet service providers (ISPs) in Malaysia have been ordered to block all these file-sharing websites.

Technically speaking, file sharing has nothing wrong and it should be something legal. What it makes it illegal is the copyright content of the file. So banning this website, you are basically ban everything which includes the legal content as well. Is that fair? It seems to me it doesn’t address the root cause…


How to bypass?

Well, interestingly those banned website can be easily bypass at least for this point in time. First you can perform the DNS lookup through network-tools.com. For example, you can key-in “thepiratebay.org” and you will get an IP address “194.71.107.15”



What you need to do is to enter this IP address “194.71.107.15” into your web browser URL and click enter. Now you should able to access the website. Guess what? Yes, the ISPs (e.g. Streamyx) blocks the website through their DNS server. That’s why you can’t enter “URL name” directly but using the “IP Address” instead. So another workaround probably you can guess now is to change the DNS server!


How to Change DNS Server?

Well, you can refer to my old article on changing the DNS server here.  At the same time you will also able to speed up your web browser by changing the DNS server.  You have 2 options here. First option is use the Google Public DNS server and the second option is use the OpenDNS server. Since Google public DNS server runs faster, I would prefer to use Google one.

Google Public DNS Server
  • Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4
OpenDNS Server
  • Preferred DNS server: 208.67.222.222
  • Alternate DNS server: 208.67.220.220

Hope this helps! Please use this for the right purpose and I strongly discourage you to download illegal copyright content. :)

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks bro.. memang sial la sape yg suruh block website megaupload, piratebay, n sebagainya! kimak haram

Anonymous said...

why my utorrent download suddenly become sooo slow? is it also because of the banned website?

ChampDog said...

I don't think so. Do you enable the "protocol encryption" in your utorrent?

Anonymous said...

when I enter 194.71.107.15 to go to TPB, chrome change it to the text form and I cant access it.
Help pls?

ChampDog said...

Weird, it works for me. Can you try to change your DNS server and see if that works?

Anonymous said...

i have the same problem too. i have changed the DNS also still not working, using Mozila & IE

Amirul Asraf said...

thanxx .its really works.........1 minggu aku x on9 mcm dh jd dlm dunia internet nie

Anonymous said...

will ISPs be able to track those using the alternate DNS?

ChampDog said...

I think so if they want to. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! i keyed in IP for megaupload and after clicking enter i still cant enter the webiste? does is mean i have to change DNS server?

Sorry i'm really not good in IT matter.

Anyone can give some guide?

ChampDog said...

It is working fine with me. Let's just change your DNS sever and see if that works.

Amir-IsOkay said...

I am currently using the Open DNS server but it seems to work for a week before it didn't work any longer,which means,somehow Streamyx figured that out.Fark u TM
anyway,thanks for the info share

ChampDog said...

Apparently, mine one is still okay...

liping said...

hey i found another way to bypass dns malaysia ,megashare, filestube too on the internet

intizone said...

You can also use proxy/vpn to access the banned file sharing sites though :D

ChampDog said...

Yes, you can use those private VPN or Proxy but you need to pay unless you can go for those public VPN. Any suggestion for public free VPN? In China, I know they block those public free VPN as well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! Works wonders! Thumbs up for ya!


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