Free DNS Content Filtering

Servicing: Ideal for Families and Individuals

Our founders built CleanBrowsing as a way to create a safe online experience for their kids. These free filters were what they started with, and it's their contribution to other parents to help empower them to create their own family friendly networks at home. 

 

Free Forever. No Tracking. No drama.

What is DNS Filtering?

DNS Filtering is a content filtering service that relies on the Domain Name System (DNS) to block, or allow, content on a specific network. DNS offers users, and organizations, the ability to apply access rules across all devices independent of the OS or browser type. It is not tied to a specific technology, and it's at the core of how the web works.

Platform and browser agnostic;

NXDOMAIN and Null response on bad domain queries;

Performant and secure DNS resolver;

What is Content Filtering?

Content Filtering is a mechanism that allows you to proactively decide what should, and should not be allowed on your internet. Organizations can build acceptable use policies with this technology, parents can control what their kids access, and municipalities can create family friendly hotspots.

Block pornographic and obscene content;

Actively monitor activity, and deploy schedules to control access times;

Protect your users from malicious content;

CleanBrowsing DNS Filters / List of IP Addresses

We have 3 free content filters available via IPv4 and IPv6. Choose the one that fits your needs the most. All our IP addresses accept DNS request to the standard port 53 and 5353. DNS over TLS is available over port 853 and DNScrypt over port 8443.

We offer apps for the following platforms:

Router / Advanced Configurations

Filter Type

IP Addresses

Description

Family Filter

IPv4:

185.228.168.168

185.228.169.168

IPv6:

Truncated:

2a0d:2a00:1::

2a0d:2a00:2::

Expanded:

2a0d:2a00:0001:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000

2a0d:2a00:0002:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000

Hostname:

family-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org

 

Encrypted DNS Options

DNS-Over-HTTPS (DOH)

https://doh.cleanbrowsing.org/doh/family-filter/

DNS-Over-TLS (DOT)

family-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org

Blocks access to all adult, pornographic and explicit sites. It also blocks proxy and VPN domains that are used to bypass the filters. Mixed content sites (like Reddit) are also blocked. Google, Bing and Youtube are set to the Safe Mode. Malicious and Phishing domains are blocked.

Adult Filter

IPv4:

185.228.168.10

185.228.169.11

IPv6:

Truncated:

2a0d:2a00:1::1

2a0d:2a00:2::1

Expanded:

2a0d:2a00:0001:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001

2a0d:2a00:0002:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001

Hostname:

adult-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org

 

Encrypted DNS Options

DNS-Over-HTTPS (DOH)

https://doh.cleanbrowsing.org/doh/adult-filter/

DNS-Over-TLS (DOT)

adult-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org

Blocks access to all adult, pornographic and explicit sites. It does not block proxy or VPNs, nor mixed-content sites. Sites like Reddit are allowed. Google and Bing are set to the Safe Mode. Malicious and Phishing domains are blocked.

Security Filter

IPv4:

185.228.168.9

185.228.169.9

IPv6:

Truncated:

2a0d:2a00:1::2

2a0d:2a00:2::2

Expanded

2a0d:2a00:0001:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002

2a0d:2a00:0002:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002

Hostname:

security-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org

 

Encrypted DNS Options

DNS-Over-HTTPS (DOH)

https://doh.cleanbrowsing.org/doh/security-filter/

DNS-Over-TLS (DOT)

security-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org

Blocks access to phishing, spam, malware and malicious domains. Our database of malicious domains is updated hourly and considered to be one of the best in the industry. Note that it does not block adult content.

What is the Difference Between the Free and Paid Service?

Category Free Paid
Account None required Account Required
Filters 3 Available Filters 21 Available Filters
Customizations No Yes
Dashboard No Yes
Custom Block Pages No Yes
Custom Block Domains No Yes
Custom Allow Domains No Yes
Activity Reporting No Yes
Group Users (Profiles) No Yes
Data Retention No Yes

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