PornHub Now Offers a Mirror Website & Its Own VPN to Bypass Indian Porn Ban

  • Indian ISPs have already banned more than 800 websites, including the world’s most popular adult-oriented website.
  • PornHub now offers a mirror website for Indian users, aside from their official VPN solution.
  • Indians are steadily turning to VPN applications to make sure they are secure and anonymous online.

Back in 2015, the ruling politicians in India tried to block more than 800 porn websites that ‘threatened’ the morality of Indians. This decision was met with the public outcry, especially when it was discovered that websites such as CollegeHumor and 9GAG were banned as well (take a look at the full list here). It didn’t take long for the Indian government to lift the ban and allow free access to all previously banned websites. However, the authorities have once again decided to reinstate the ban.

In a surprising turn of events, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has reviewed the previously used list and excluded certain websites from the latest ban. At the moment, 827 domains are effectively blocked as all major Internet Service Providers have already put this decision into action. Among the newly banned websites is the world’s most popular adult-oriented website, PornHub. To help their Indian users to circumvent the ban, the company has launched a mirror website – PornHub.net, which is available to all users around the world.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to see PornHub respond in such a way to the Indian government. By taking a look at this website’s 2017 insights, we can see that India is actually the third country in terms of traffic. For PornHub, this would mean losing millions of visitors and users. For Indians, this would mean losing their favorite source of adult-oriented entertainment. Still, it’s important to note that the government can also block the new domain, which is bound to happen rather sooner than later.

Aside from using the mirror website, another viable (and long-term) solution is to use a Virtual Private Network. It looks like many Indians are already aware of this option, which can be seen by the latest Google trends related to VPNs, which have spiked during the last few days.

VPN Searches in India

We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about the best VPN applications for India, where ExpressVPN and NordVPN take the most prominent positions. Using either of these will get you a new IP address that’s not associated with India, and this will grant you access to any website that’s currently blocked in this country. Of course, you can also turn to PornHub’s own VPN, called VPNHub.

Don’t forget that VPNs not only unblock websites but also provide much-needed protection for your data. They can make you anonymous online by encrypting your traffic, making it impossible for anyone to track your online whereabouts.

Do you plan on using a VPN to overcome the latest ban? Tell us your thoughts by using the comments section below. And also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest VPN-related news. Thanks!

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