As our Malaysian government begins to renege on the MSC Bill of Guarantees and starts to
censor block access to more websites, it is important to understand that there are ways to work around this for now.
The MCMC will
illegally typically request that an ISP block access to a website and the ISP will normally comply by blocking the website on their own DNS cache. For example, TMNET has blocked TPB and any DNS request to them will return an error.
The DNS system is a way to convert a human legible address e.g. “thepiratebay.org” to a machine address e.g. 188.8.131.52.
The simplest way to work around this is to tell your PC to use a different DNS provider, such as Google’s Public DNS service. The instructions on how to do this is provided by Google.
This will work until our ISP blocks all external DNS access, which they can technically do. However, that would have very strong repercussions on the whole issue of censorship. That said, it is still possible to work around that even if they do block DNS services.