safari is changing my URL to a different country

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  1. altaprod macrumors regular

    altaprod

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    I haven't been able to find a solution in the forums on this.:confused:

    I live in Japan. I wanted to check the skype.COM website today BUT safari keeps changing the URL to http://skype.com/intl/ja/. And I don't know why or how to prevent it.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Doesn't the same thing happen in any other browser? I don't think it's Safari. You navigate to skype.com, and Skype's server checks your IP address, determines your country, and auto-redirects you to the country site. The only way I know to frustrate that is to use a proxy service from another country....
     
  3. altaprod thread starter macrumors regular

    altaprod

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    mkrishnan,
    thanks for the response. I see, so it's skype's website that is redirecting me.
    Is finding or using a proxy easy?

    Any information you have would be great, because I don't know anything about it.

    Ken
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

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    I live in Japan. When I go to Skype, I see this URL:

    http://www.skype.com/intl/en/

    Try this.

    Log onto your Skype account.

    Go to the account settings. Make sure that you've check/selected International English. Setting is at the bottom of the page.

    BTW, my country is set to Japan and my language is set to English.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. altaprod thread starter macrumors regular

    altaprod

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    thanks for all the help

    i found a proxy server that allowed me to see skype.
    :eek:
     

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