Creating Safe Browsing Experiences At Home

Being technical parents, we sometimes take for granted how complicated it can be for parents to create safe browsing experiences in their home. To help, we’ve prepared a guide designed to help parents think through their approach to blocking online porn in their home network. How Block Online Porn At Home Creating a safe browsing…

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Update DNS on Verizon Fios Router (2022)

In 2022, Verizon has updated their router UI to include a new experience for users. In doing so, things might look a bit different than what you’re accustomed to.   Below are a series of steps we recommend for updating DNS on the latest Verizon UI: Step 1 – Navigate to Advanced Settings Click on…

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Blocking TLD’s

A common feature request is to block Top Level Domains in the place of domains. This is extremely effective if an organization knows what TLD’s they prefer not accessed on their network. What is a TLD? In the DNS hierarchy, a top-level domain (TLD) represents the first stop after the root zone. In simpler terms, a TLD…

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Configuring Predefined Platforms

This section allows a user to create exceptions to some of the more popular platforms: This section will show you if a specific platform is affected by a category, and the administrator can choose to override the setting. For instance, in the image above you see that “Reddit” is being blocked by the Mixed Content category. A…

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Mapping Local Domains (Intranet) with CleanBrowsing

There are many different deployment configurations to account for when working with DNS filters. One configuration must account for local domains, or domains found in an organizations “intranet” vs public domains found on the “internet”.   To account for this, we have developed a DNS Mapping module that helps with this configuration. How to Configure…

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Benefits of Content Filtering with DNS

Content filtering is an important tool for internet users. It helps to block unwanted content, including websites that an individual / organization might deem inappropriate. For example, it is highly effective in preventing access to websites that contain malware or other threats. With DNS filtering you can block access to specific domains, making it a useful…

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Apple Screen Time Conflicts with Content Filtering

The Apple Screen Time is a feature available on all Apple devices that support iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, and iOS 15. It is extremely popular amongst parents, and if used in conjunction with a content filtering service like CleanBrowsing can create conflicts.   The specific issue comes if you are using the Content…

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Domains to Allow for Microsoft

The Microsoft service makes use of different domains to perform it’s job. This means that depending on your configuration, you might experience issues using the platform. Because of the platform size, and breadth of products, it can sometimes be very infuriating. To help, this guide will list some of the domains we have found to…

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Domains to Allow for Disney Plus

The Disney + service makes use of different domains to perform it’s job. This means that depending on your configuration, you might experience issues streaming the service  if you don’t account for all the domains.   Application Category Disney + Video Streaming Whitelisting Disney Plus There are two ways to whitelist the Disney + application.…

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Working With DevTools

There may be instances where a domain you’re visiting does not render correctly. Maybe the images are blank, or you’re having an issue logging into a website. There are a number of things that could be contributing to this, and while DNS could be an issue it could also be something completely unrelated.   To…

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