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I'm trying to fetch pages from YouTube but YouTube shows a page saying that I can't watch the movie because it is blocked in Germany. The server is actually in the Netherlands (I checked in any location trace I found and all agree that it's in the Netherlands) but still all the pages show in German and it blocks me because of that.

I've checked the connection (fetched a page that shows your IP) and it showed the server's IP.

Does anyone know what the problem could be and how can I fix it?

This is the IP: - I'm not sure about the DNS, the server located in Netherlands and I'm moving a website to this server and than pointing the domain using A Record.

The CNAME is defined on to that server (it's not pointing there) with A Record from the server to Why would it make any difference to YouHube from which CNAME it was called? And I don't know if it's matter - but the NS on the server pointing to ns1/2.NCSB001.local.

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Fetching pages from a server most likely violates the YouTube terms and conditions. You should rather use their embedded widget to have your visitors connect directly to the YouTube server. – Ben Voigt Oct 27 '11 at 18:18
But I need to get data from that page (and it's not available on the API) – Joe Polico Oct 27 '11 at 18:42
Does the client machine (not the server) reside in Germany? – Mike Oct 27 '11 at 18:44
No, and the whole page loaded to the server so to Youtube it's like the server is browsing the site – Joe Polico Oct 27 '11 at 18:54
Where is the DNS server you're using located? It might go to a different server farm or cloud service. This is complete speculation by the way. – RobotHumans Oct 27 '11 at 23:07

Tell google they've got incorrect information about your ip address (/network). We've had the same at our university and it got fixed within some days after we reported the problem (recognized as Switzerland instead of Germany).

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Thanks I'll try this, but the problem is that's from a server I just bought and I need to place my site in it as soon as I can, and right now it's kind of a problem.. – Joe Polico Oct 28 '11 at 2:24

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