July 27, 2015

Is YouTube Blocked in India? How to Unblock?

I have opened YouTube today morning it shows message “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. Please contact administrator for more information.”. It seems YouTube has been blocked in India what so ever reason you can open YouTube video as follows in India:

You just to add "s" as https://www.youtube.com/  in video link of particular video instead http://www.youtube.com.

Even though different type of browsers shows similar error message, the problem can be solved just by adding "s" in http. There is no official information regarding YouTube ban in India.

What is HTTPS?

Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) - It is a protocol used mainly in Internet payment transactions for privacy and integrity of exchanged data over World Wide Web (WWW). The HTTPS  connections are encrypted by Secured Socket Layer (SSL) to protect communication between website user and web site which cannot be read by any other third parties.

then, What is HTTP?

The HTTP (Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol) is not secured protocol. It sends command to web server to transmit typed webpage address to browser. That is why your are getting error status code " 404 - File not found " when typed address is not found at location. Knowing HTTP status codes will help you to know what went wrong?