Finally an innovative proxy website. Web Proxies are all alike, mostly. They use the same four of five proxy scripts that are available, may have a slightly different design and tend to disappear after 1-12 months. Worldproxy added an interesting new feature to it's proxy: Country selection. Many multimedia services, like streaming Internet radio or video, are limited to users of a specific country by the service provider and proxies are one of the ways to beat the protection. This provides you basically with options to view contents that are not accessible in your country by routing your traffic through a proxy located in one of the countries the service accepts connections from.
Worldproxy makes use of that by offering its visitors a country based proxy map. Currently only three countries are available: United States, Canada and Great Britain. The United States proxy is currently not working, the other two are working fine and it is probably just a glitch that the US proxy is not working right now.
Proxy selection by country is unfortunately the only new aspect of that proxy website. It does come with a toolbar that can be used to quickly switch between different country proxies but I normally do not install toolbars because they tend to take away screen space.
Users can suggest new countries which means that it is likely that other countries will be added to the map in future updates. The proxy obviously can be used for different things as well. It is for instance possible to check ads that are running on your website when a visitor of a certain country visits it.
Update: World Proxy is no longer available and we have removed the link pointing to the site from this article as it makes no sense keeping it up. The site is redirected to a commercial site that has no connection to proxy offerings. I suggest you use proxy.org instead which provides you with a list of working web proxy servers. The country of origin is listed next to each proxy on the site so that you can make your pick here easily as well.Advertisement
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