Why won’t some sites work with a proxy?

Question from Bill:

Some of my favourite sites won’t load if I’m using a proxy. Why is this? How can I fix it?

Our Answer:

Well Bill, there are a number of possibilities here, so it is impossible for us to know exactly why your proxy server is blocked, without knowing which proxy server you are referring to. If you are using a web based proxy, it is possible that the website in question has simply blocked access by any web-based proxies. Its not hard for a website to determine that you are visiting through the use of a web based proxy, therefore that could be the issue.

If the proxy you are using is input directly into your browser, it is possible that the IP is a known proxy, and is found in a blacklist. If this is the case, you could try using a different proxy to see if that resolves the issue.

 

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