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OpenDNS Alternative | DNS Filtering with CleanBrowsing

Are you looking for a DNS resolver that gives you the power to take control of your network, just like OpenDNS does? Let us introduce you to CleanBrowsing, your trusted partner in the realm of DNS filtering services.

CleanBrowsing is more than just an alternative to OpenDNS; it’s a game-changer that empowers users of all backgrounds, from the cozy confines of home networks to the complex landscapes of large enterprises. What sets CleanBrowsing apart? It’s our unwavering commitment to transparency and your online privacy.

Unlike some other providers, CleanBrowsing adheres to a steadfast principle: your data is yours and yours alone. We never resort to ad-based revenue models, and we don’t tamper with your personal information. In the digital age, we believe that privacy and security should be non-negotiable, fundamental rights for anyone venturing online.

Our approach to data is refreshingly minimalist. Why? Because we firmly believe that you can’t steal what you don’t have. Your information is off-limits to us, and your online experience remains truly yours.

So, if you’re seeking a DNS resolver that respects your privacy and network control needs, give CleanBrowsing a try. It works just like OpenDNS – simply switch your network DNS to use our resolvers, and the filtering you desire will commence immediately. Choose CleanBrowsing for a seamless, secure, and privacy-respecting online journey.

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.

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 impact 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 October 12, 2023

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