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OpenDNS Alternative | DNS Filtering with CleanBrowsing

CleanBrowsing, like OpenDNS, is a DNS resolver that allows you to take control of your network (i.e., a DNS Filtering Service). CleanBrowsing’s technology is agnostic to the type of network you are on. It supports home and large enterprise alike. It’s why we offer transparency in the way we do business.

CleanBrowisng is an alternative to OpenDNS. It works in the same way; swithc your network DNS to use our resolvers and the filtering beging immediately.

We DO NOT use an ad-based model, or do anything with your data; we believe things like privacy and security are core tenets of anyone going online. We employ a minimalist approach to recording and storing information.

Our approch to privacy is simple: you can’t steal what you don’t have.

CleanBrowsing Paid Options

We operate Software as a Service (SaaS) model. If you are a parent, or organization, you have the ability to subscribe to one of our monthly or annual plans. The economics are very simple, they are based on number of devices on your network.

CleanBrowsing | Pricing Page

Paid plans are for those that are looking for more control of their network. Some of the features you’ll enjoy are custom block pages, advanced reporting, and expanded filtering options.

CleanBrowsing Free Options

In addition to the paid options, everyone has access to our Free DNS Filtering options.

We love free models, it enables us to positively affect as many people as possible. So that is what we built; we created three filters designed to fit the needs for most users.

FamilyBlocks 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 Safe Mode. Malicious and Phishing domains are blocked.
AdultBlocks access to all adult, pornographic and explicit site. It does not block proxy or VPNS, or mixed content sites (i.e., sites like Reddit are allowed). Google and Bing are set to Safe Mode. Malicious and Phishing domain are blocked.
SecurityBlocks 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. Does not block adult content.

One of the features that really makes our free services stand out from other DNS resolvers is our deep investment into safe experiences. We are one of the few that will enable Safe Mode at the DNS level for services like Google, Bing, Yandex, and any other service provider that will make it available.

This matters because these methods by design are configured in the application and controlled by the user, making them easy to override, by deploying the features at the DNS level it makes harder for individuals (kids) to bypass the configuration, but easier for organizations (parents) to take control of what happens on their network.

Updated on November 17, 2022

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