I recently noticed that the most popular URL shortening service has been blocked in India. Initially, when I tried to access an adf.ly URL from an anonymous source, I thought that may be the temporary problem with the site but later I figured out that Adf.ly has been blocked in India. I was able to find an alternate way to access Adf.ly site. basically, Adf.ly is a web service which helps you to shorten the URL and also pays bucks to members. Unfortunately due to some reasons, Adf.ly has been blocked in India. Learn how to access Adf.ly URLs in India without having to use a VPN service.

India is a country where not much internet contents are censored as compared to Arab countries. The Department of Communications has blocked the site Adf.ly and it looks that Adf.ly has been blocked temporarily in India. There had occurred a issue with Adf.ly and until a legal report from the court, they are not supposed to make Indian users to access Adf.ly links.

Adf.ly has blocked the default unsecured URL but has not blocked the secured URL (https). Also, the site is accessible using a sub domain. Adf.ly links which point to download sites and other places where people find it interesting or important are now open.

Access Adf.Ly URLs

To access Adf.ly URL, you can use any of the two methods.

Method #1: Using secure URL

Access the Adf.ly link with https. For example, https://adf.ly/T3s0o instead of http://adf.ly/T3s0o.

Method #2: Using sub domain

You can also access Adf.ly links by prefixing 'v2.' in the link. For example, you can access http://v2.adf.ly/T3s0o in India.

Access Adf.ly URLs in India

This block may be released after legal court announce in court and users from India should be able to access Adf.ly link directly as we browse around other sites.

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