Geographic restrictions - VPNoverview

Geographic restrictions

Unfortunately it is a widespread phenomenon that access to online services can be restricted based on your geographic location. When you find yourself abroad it is quite possible that for instance social media platforms, certain websites or streaming services are blocked or that access is limited. These geographic restrictions, also called geo-blocking, can be the result of government censorship. But also royalties and copyright restrictions can be the reason that certain content is not available. When connecting to a website, online service or social media platform, your IP address is used to determine your physical location. Based on this IP address, certain restrictions and limitations might be enforced. With a VPN, you can reroute your internet connection through another country and obtain a new IP address. This helps you circumvent the geographic restrictions of the country you are currently in. It is always wise to verify if there are potential legal consequences to using a VPN for rerouting your internet connection. In some countries using a VPN is prohibited, as it helps to bypass government censorship. We also advise checking the Terms of Service when using a VPN to bypass restrictions of certain services (e.g. streaming services).

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American Netflix

Depending on where you live, Netflix restricts access to many series and films. This article explains how a VPN can help you bypass these geographic Netflix restrictions. With our tips you will access the complete Netflix library anywhere in the world!

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How to bypass online censorship

Online censorship

We associate online censorship with countries like China and Turkey but it will surprise you how widespread the problem is. A VPN can be used to bypass all kinds of geographical restrictions. Read all about the use of a VPN to bypass online censorship in this article!

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How to watch the NCAA March Madness

March Madness

Watch the best college basketball teams in the U.S. compete in the NCAA March Madness. Do you want to cheer on your favorite team and supported them when they move through the brackets? Find out where you can stream the game, even outside the U.S. Read all about a VPN that can bypass geographical restrictions.

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