This article will show you how to use IP address in order to reach www.youtube.com. YouTube, like many other popular websites, uses multiple servers for handling incoming requests. YouTube has multiple IP addresses available, depending on where and when you connect.
YouTube IP addresses
These are the most popular IP addresses for YouTube.
Use a VPN or anonymous proxy server to access YouTube from your IP address.
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For more information on YouTube’s IP address and how to open it, please see the section at bottom of the page.
YouTube IP Address Ranges
YouTube has a variety of IP addresses that are part of a block to support its growing network of web servers.
YouTube owns these IP addresses blocks
- 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
- 220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168
- 22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199
- 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
- 220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168
- 22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199
- 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
Administrators can block YouTube access from their network by blocking these IP addresses ranges, if allowed by their router.
Famous 2008 incident: Pakistani Telecom, the national internet service provider of Pakistan, placed a block on YouTube. This was broadcast to other internet parts, rendering YouTube inaccessible for several hours.
Acceptable Uses for YouTube IP Addresses
If you cannot reach https://www.youtube.com/, your web host might be blocking access to it. If this happens, an IP address-based URL may work but violate the acceptable use policy (AUP) of your host network. Before connecting to YouTube, make sure to check your AUP and contact your local network administrator.
YouTube is blocked in some countries. These countries have banned YouTube access. This is why you should use an HTTP proxy service or VPN.
YouTube cannot ban individuals by their public Internet IP address, as most internet providers assign these IP addresses dynamically to customers (these IP addresses can change frequently). YouTube doesn’t restrict voting to just one IP address. However, it does have other restrictions to prevent vote stuffing.
Locate the IP addresses of YouTube users
YouTube records IP addresses of users who comment on YouTube videos and vote for them. YouTube may be required to provide its server logs to legal agencies under court orders, just like other large websites.
These private IP addresses are not accessible to regular users.
This doesn’t always work
Some IP addresses marked YouTube are linked to Google Search at Google.com. This is because of shared hosting. Google uses several of the same servers for YouTube and other products.
Sometimes, a Google product’s general IP address is not enough information to tell you which page you are trying to visit. In these cases you may find yourself in a dead end or a blank page.
This principle applies to all web pages. If you are unable to open a website with its IP address, it is possible that the address points to more than one server and that the server doesn’t know which site to load.