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To start the filtering, you need to set up the filtering policy and choose the categories of websites you wish to block using SafeDNS Dashboard. After that, all DNS requests from your network or devices are redirected to the SafeDNS servers, where each request is checked against the filtering policy rules. If a request does not belong to any blocked category and isn't on your Denylist, the IP address of the website will be returned and the web page will be opened. Otherwise, you will be redirected to the SafeDNS block page.
SafeDNS is a web filter based on DNS technology. Using SafeDNS you will be able to block individual websites (domains), certain categories of websites, enable SafeSearch for Google and Bing, as well as the Restricted mode for Youtube. It is possible to use the service in a few different ways - it can be set up on your router to filter the whole network and/or you can install the SafeDNS Agent to filter individual devices. The Agent is available for Windows, Linux, Android, macOS & iOS.
Yes, we support features such as Safe Search, Restricted mode for YouTube, Schedule, and many more. Check our Guides page for more information.
SafeDNS is a web filter based on DNS technology. Our service can be used on any device or network which support DNS settings changing. It is possible to use the service in a few different ways - it can be set up on your router to filter the whole network and/or you can install the SafeDNS Agent to filter individual devices. The Agent is available for Windows, Linux, Android, macOS &iOS.
It is possible to use the service in a few different ways - it can be set up on your router to filter the whole network and/or you can install the SafeDNS Agent to filter individual devices.
There are 3 main steps to set up the filtering on the router:
- Add your external IP address or DynDNS in the SafeDNS Dashboard.
- Change your DNS settings.
- Set your filtering rules on the dashboard.
Guides for other platforms can be found here
You can install the SafeDNS Agent and select which filtering profile to use on a specific computer or for a specific user. Other computers and devices will be filtered according to the settings of the whole network, router or server.
Don't worry. It usually takes 5-7 minutes for the filtering to apply new settings. This happens due to the DNS cache. If you have multiple filtering policies, please make sure that you have chosen the correct one using the dropdown menu at the top before changing the settings.
You can clear your DNS cache using this guide
Usually, this issue is related to the DNS cache. Please clear the cache of a device as shown in this guide.
By default, the blockpage can be displayed for the HTTP websites only. To display the blockpage for the HTTPS websites, please install the SafeDNS TLS certificate. Please note that certificate should be installed on each end device where you want HTTPS pages to display correctly.
There is a special command to check the filtering status, please take a look at the guide here.
Please send the domains to SafeDNS Technical Support via live chat or to email@example.com. Domains will be reviewed and added to the database within 6 hours.
SafeDNS has a special program for Windows, Android, Linux and Mac operating systems. This software allows controlling the device even outside of the protected router network. You just need to download it, install it, and sign in with SafeDNS credentials. Once it has been done, you can configure the Filter either from the Application (Windows, Linux, Android, Mac OS) or from the Dashboard.
To block access to an unwanted service you can add domains of this service to your deny list or you can block the category this service belongs to.
AppBlocker is a brand new feature that can block access to a group of Applications. Now there is no need to add all domains of a specific Service to your denylist. Just navigate the Categories tab on your Dashboard, open the sub-tab AppBlocker, select the Filtering Policy, and tick on the service you want to block. After making a change don't forget to save changes.