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: https://www.youtube.com/
Use This: https://www.youtube.com./

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuB8VUICGqc // will occasionally show ads

https://www.youtube.com./watch?v=DuB8VUICGqc // will not show ads

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

https://www.nytimes.com./2020/06/09/us/george-floyd-who-is.html

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