Bypass YouTube Ads (and other sites as well)

An easy way to bypass YouTube's ads is this: .

Exactly, a period! No extensions or addons are needed.

Instead of using this:
Use This:

Please, explain this!

Sure. Well, websites forget to normalize the hostname, the content is still served, but there's no hostname match on the browser so no cookies and broken CORS - and lots of bigger sites use a different domain to serve ads/media with a whitelist that doesn't contain the extra dot.

If you want this to work on mobile browsers, use the "Request Desktop Site" feature.

Skip the ads using like this: // will occasionally show ads // will not show ads

This works for many news websites as well serving paywalls, e.g.

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