Unblockr offers two products a VPN service and a SmartDNS service. They work very differently.

  • The VPN service is similar to other VPN products. The VPN layer will relocate your Internet Address (as seen by the Rest of the Internet( to the region selected by you when you establish the link.  All traffic, to all destinations is remapped. If you were to visit a geographic locator website then that site will show a new, relocated IP address.  
  • The SmartDNS (original) unblockr service works by replacing some of your network lookups with different values (but not all - only those that we support). Those lookups and no others are replaced. This means that if you were to visit a geographic locator website then that site will show your original IP address, unchanged.