Netflix says 'BLOCKED' or 'HTTP 403.'

If you see one of the following messages when trying to watch Netflix on your computer:

  • Internet Explorer - "The website declined to show this webpage. HTTP 403."

  • Firefox - "BLOCKED"

  • Chrome - "BLOCKED"

It typically indicates that your computer's DNS setting is not routing to Netflix properly. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.

Check your IP address

  1. Disable any proxies, VPN’s, or other software that might route your Internet traffic outside of your current region. For best results, we also recommend ensuring your device's network settings are set to Automatic.

  2. Check your current IP address by visiting whatismyip.com. Note the x.x.x.x address at the top of the page.

  3. Verify your IP address's location.

    • In North America, go to ARIN.net and enter the numeric address from Step 2 in the box located at the top right next to SEARCH Whois. Press the blue button to the right of the box.

    • In Latin America and the Caribbean, go to LACNIC.net and enter the numeric address from Step 2 in the search box and select Search.

    • In Europe, go to RIPE.net and enter the numeric address from Step 2 in the search box and select Search.

    • In Asia-Pacific, go to APNIC.net and enter the numeric address from Step 2 in the search box and select Go.

    • In Africa, go to AFRINIC.net and enter the numeric address from Step 2 in the search box and select Go.

  4. You’ll now be presented with a long list of information explaining the company that owns your IP address. Scroll down until you see Country and make sure that it matches your current location.

    • If the country listed is correct, please contact customer service.

    • If the country listed is not correct, get in touch with your Internet Service Provider or Network Administrator and request an IP address that matches the country in which you’re located.

If you are unable to complete the above steps, please contact customer service by clicking on Start Live Chat or Call Us below for help determining if you are streaming from your correct region.