Adf.ly has been blocked in India. Using some tricks we can access adf.ly in India. These three methods include accessing its secured version and accessing through an alternative subdomain. Anyway, in the future, we may not need these tricks. Because the use of adf.ly links is very rare these days. Till then you have to get work done with tricks shared in this article.
Why do people use adf.ly links?
Almost everyone hates those links and ads on it. It is always risky to click on such links. But, this is also the fact that publishers monetize their content with Adf.ly links which we need. Most games and apps’ mod version downloads are linked to such links. The publisher earns up to $5 per 1000 views of ads placed in between those links.
Why is AdFly blocked in India?
Despite the risk of malware people want to click that link because they can’t access the download page without clicking. Considering such browsing issues, the Department of Communication of India (DOT) has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block unsecured domains of Adf.ly. We can’t say this ban is temporary or permanent.
3 Tricks to access Adf.ly from India.
One can access adf.ly shortened URL by three tricks one by accessing it over HTTPS, using V2 subdomain. and using a custom DNS server.
Access over HTTPS
You can see non-accessible shortened domain URL doesn’t contain HTTPS. Just put “https://” before the URL and hit enter
Access using V2 sub domain
Put V2 before shortened URL just like we type ‘www’ before any website URL. This will open a website using adf.ly’s subdomain. This works because the v2 subdomain is not in the block list of TRAI. Similarly all subdomains not blacklisted will work fine in India.
Access using alternative DNS setting
Open Internet Protocol 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties by entering “ncpa.cpl” in the run command then going to the properties of the current active adapter. Now set the preferred DNS server to 18.104.22.168. and the alternative DNS server to 22.214.171.124 . These DNS servers are not under your ISPs, so they will allow you to connect adf.ly website.
Using this DNS will bypass ISP blacklist check and then the blocked website can be easily accessible via query resolution from the 126.96.36.199 server.
Also, remember that adf.ly is an ad network. And, so all adblockers in the internet browser surely block it. So, you also have to take care of this while accessing adf.ly links in india.