The trick will not work if you try and translate English English but will work if you set the source language as something different, even if the site is actually in English.
For example, in the image above, you can see I set the source to Spanish on the BBC homepage.
It’s the IP address that points at a server and directs your traffic.
DNS servers are responsible for converting domain names into their associated IP addresses.
In practice, the domain name is like a veneer for the IP address.
The recent clampdown on VPNs by services like Netflix and BBC i Player has resulted in a growth of smart DNS providers.
Smart DNS services have some pros and cons when considered in contrast to VPNs.
A proxy will hide your IP address, thus helping to disguise your location. The lack of encryption means proxies are not as secure as VPNs; they are an excellent option to get around blocks on work and school networks but are not suitable for browsing which requires anonymity. You’ll also find they often have issues with page formatting and images.
Both of these problems preclude them from being a reliable long-term solution.