Free Recursive DNS Blocking Levels and Descriptions

Reliability & Performance: for users that want reliable and fast DNS lookups without blocking any specific categories.

Threat Protection: for users who want protection against malicious domains for security purposes. Includes Reliability & Performance

Family Secure: for families that want to ensure children don’t have access to mature content. Includes Reliability & Performance + Threat Protection

Business Secure: for businesses that want to ensure employee productivity by blocking unwanted and time-wasting content. Includes Reliability & Performance + Threat Protection + Family Secure

 
Free Recursive DNS Blocking Level Categories Blocked IP Addresses
Reliability & Performance 1 None N/A IPv4: 156.154.70.1, 156.154.71.1

IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::1, 2610:a1:1019::1
Reliability & Performance 2* None N/A IPv4: 156.154.70.5, 156.154.71.5

IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::5, 2610:a1:1019::5
Threat Protection Low Malware, Ransomware, Spyware & Phishing IPv4: 156.154.70.2, 156.154.71.2

IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::2, 2610:a1:1019::2
Family Secure Medium Low + Gambling, Pornography, Violence & Hate/Discrimination IPv4: 156.154.70.3, 156.154.71.3

IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::3, 2610:a1:1019::3
Business Secure High Medium + Gaming, Adult, Drugs, Alcohol & Anonymous Proxies IPv4: 156.154.70.4, 156.154.71.4

IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::4, 2610:a1:1019::4

*These IPs will not redirect NXDomain (Non-existent Domain) responses to a landing page.

 

Router DNS Change

If you have a router on your network, we recommend that you modify your DNS settings there. This way, you typically only have to make one change, as opposed to making a change to each computer or device on your network.

View Router Change Instructions

  1. Login to your router

    To login and configure your router, you need to use a web browser. Simply type in your routers IP address to get started.

    If you don't know the IP address for your router, it is typically one of the following:

    http://192.168.0.1
    http://192.168.1.1
    http://192.168.10.1

    If you have forgotten your router's username and/or password, the most common username is "admin" and the password is either blank, "admin" or "password." Most new routers now have unique usernames and passwords written directly on them.

  2. Find the DNS server settings

    Look for "DNS" next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers (these fields may be empty).

  3. 3. Put in your desired Free Recursive DNS server IP addresses and click save/apply

    Please write down your current DNS settings, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.


Computer DNS Change

Instructions for Windows

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Click Network or Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel choices.
  3. Right click on your connection and click Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses and type in the desired Free Recursive DNS addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields. Please write down your current DNS settings, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.

Instructions for MAC OS X

  1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu (top left).
  2. Click Network icon.
  3. Click Advanced... button at the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Add the desired Free Recursive DNS addresses in the DNS Servers field, then click OK. Please write down your current DNS settings, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.

Configure DNS on Mobile Devices

Instructions for Android

  1. Go to Wi-Fi settings on your Android device.
  2. Select Wi-Fi on the menu, then the Wi-Fi network you want to use.
  3. Press and hold the network name you want to connect to.
  4. Select Modify network config - on some devices you may need to select “Advanced” for additional settings.
  5. Switch the IP settings from DHCP to static - the Android device will populate the IP address it has acquired via DHCP.
  6. Replace the DNS 1 and DNS 2 with desired Free Recursive DNS IP addresses. Please write down your current DNS settings, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.

Instructions for iOS

  1. While connected to a wireless network, open Settings app, click on the “Wi-Fi” option.
  2. Click on wireless network for which you wish to change DNS settings.
  3. Click on the DNS option under the settings, enter desired Free Recursive DNS IP addresses.
  4. Click “Wi-Fi Networks” arrow (top left) to save the settings. Please write down your current DNS settings, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.

Read Our Free Recursive DNS Terms of Service


 
 
 

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