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why are my websites blocked

pimpitallout
asked this on July 06, 2013 14:46

why are my websites blocked

 

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pimpitallout

**?

July 06, 2013 14:47
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rotblitz

Because your dad thought some websites do not good for you?

July 06, 2013 16:32
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pimpitallout

The thing is, is that this is my computer, and it just started doing this today and i want it off. I never signed up for this service and now i've missed work because of it. I need a customer representative to help me remove it ( or something). Please help

July 06, 2013 17:44
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rotblitz

No, you don't need a customer prepresentative, but your network admin.

http://www.opendns.com/support/article/90

July 07, 2013 03:02
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toadaleigh

Open DNS is blocking a major news site Guardian UK.  This just started yesterday.  I have always been able to go to this site.  What's up with this and how can I fix it?

July 16, 2013 07:31
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rotblitz

No, OpenDNS doesn't block anything. This is your personal settings. So, fix yourself.

Add the domain name(s) of the site to your "never block" list, especially guardian.co.uk, or do not block the News/Media category with your settings.

July 16, 2013 07:59
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cervezafria

You missed work because of OpenDNS? WOW... that is serious ! 

To add to rotblitz' suggestion, if you never signed up for OpenDNS and don't want it filtering your 'net access, simply edit it from your network settings and use your ISP's default settings. Though I am puzzled how it got onto your system, because either you, or the person that administers your network system would have had to set it up (it doesn't come with an installer).

July 18, 2013 11:25
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itperson2014

Simply change your DNS servers so it automatically gets it from your ISP. Alternatively, contact whoever manages your network. One final method, reboot your router.

July 22, 2013 05:05
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cervezafria

@itperson2013... A router "reboot" won't (shouldn't) drop DNS server settings. A router "reset" may do that.

July 22, 2013 05:09
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itperson2014

@cervezafria - For me a router reboot changes my IP Address so OpenDNS stops working until I update my IP

July 22, 2013 05:28
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rotblitz

No, OpenDNS doesn't stop working when rebooting the router, because your DNS settings are still the same. Simply check them.

But your dashboard settings are no longer used. That's a big difference. And there's a risk that you use someone else's dashboard settings and log against other stats if you don't keep your IP address information updated at OpenDNS.

July 22, 2013 14:37
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Dominic Bannister
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Please open a support ticket and we will further investigate this issue. 

July 24, 2013 13:26
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cagumm

Just had same issue start for me around 11pm 7/27/13.  I had not added opendns (I am the network admin) but every site that required a login is coming up blocked with an a message from opendns.  In order for me to connect, I have to add the domain to the whitelist, clear cache, and reboot.  Given that I did not touch settings yesterday, I do not understand why this started happening.  I ran a detailed scan and found nothing out of place.  I opened a ticket today.

July 28, 2013 14:07
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cagumm

Just reset the router and that appears to have solved the problem.  Now just wondering what happened and why.  Could router have been hacked?

July 28, 2013 15:23
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rotblitz

"I had not added opendns (I am the network admin)"

Weird! So somebody else in your network could take your role to configure OpenDNS? You should better secure your network, really.

"I have to add the domain to the whitelist, clear cache, and reboot."

So, you have "added OpenDNS" nevertheless, in contrast to your first statement? But then, why don't you simply uncheck the categories or lower the level instead of whitelisting each single domain? You must have your settings really badly designed and configured. Or you don't understand how all of this works.

July 28, 2013 15:30
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tanvipareek26

i frequently used the site 

http://www.insta7.com/go.aspx?VBUID=13625637581419694275&ref=ge...

 

i dont understand when now i am trying to browse this wheather on mobile or laptop it is givin message "PHISHING SITE BLOCKED". PLEASE UNBLOCK IT.

October 08, 2013 01:40
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cervezafria

2 Choices... 1) turn off the phishing protection you opted for when you joined this service, 2) submit a support ticket defending that site.

Of course if you are the webmaster for that site, and frustrated that your scam has been found out... you'll just need to set up a new domain to do your phishing...

Have a nice day!

October 08, 2013 06:37
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tomcat.ak1972

I have a basic account. It uses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 for the DNS lookups. I did not sign up for ANY family protection, nor did I sign up for any other sort of net-nanny-type service. I flashed my router with DD-WRT in order to be able to use an anonymizing proxy server, which happens to point to 63.142.161.17 at the moment. I use (or should I start to say "used?") OpenDNS because I didn't want my ISP to know what addresses I was going to. It's none of their business.

Now, my problem - I cannot access YouTube. YouTube. You know, that website that OpenDNS somehow classified as a web sharing site, and blocked from me with this really spiffy page that came from blocked-website.com. Also, for some strange reason, I cannot add 63.142.161.17 to my list of networks, as it is somehow already reserved.

You people already have reserved two other IP addresses for parental controls (208.67.222.123 and 208.67.220.123); I fail to see why parental controls ought to spill over onto 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. You people already have instructions directing those wishing to use parental controls to use the parental control DNS addresses, not 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Furthermore, I fail to see why YouTube (you know, the site that Google owns, and that already has pretty effective digital rights management and anti-video sharing controls?) ought to be classified as a "video sharing" service for purposes of blocking access.

Kindly fix this.

October 08, 2013 07:26
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cervezafria

NEVER use a proxy with OpenDNS... NEVER. 

October 08, 2013 08:08
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tomcat.ak1972

Then I shall NEVER AGAIN use OpenDNS. NEVER AGAIN.

October 08, 2013 08:18
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rotblitz

"Then I shall NEVER AGAIN use OpenDNS. NEVER AGAIN."

You can't, anyway.  If you use a proxy, you generally don't use the DNS service you configured in your network, be it OpenDNS or Google DNS or what, but the one configured by the proxy server owner, of course.  This is what cervezafria meant, not more and not less.

"Also, for some strange reason, I cannot add 63.142.161.17 to my list of networks, as it is somehow already reserved."

Sure, you cannot and should not register an IP address you do not own, because in case of proxies this is a shared address anyway.

October 08, 2013 10:39
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rotblitz

"You people...  Kindly fix this."

LOL.  We OpenDNS users neither have reserved any IP addresses for parental controls, nor are we going to fix anything, be ensured.

October 08, 2013 10:44
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tomcat.ak1972

You know... Your condescending tone is not helping.

Once I went with OpenNIC (198.100.146.51 and 198.100.146.48), my blockage went away. So much for your "expert  opinion of You can't, anyway.  If you use a proxy, you generally don't use the DNS service you configured in your network, be it OpenDNS or Google DNS or what, but the one configured by the proxy server owner, of course.  This is what cervezafria meant, not more and not less.

 

...nor are we going to fix anything, be ensured.

Okay. I will be sure to let all of my colleagues and friends know of this stunning display of incompetence.

October 08, 2013 11:47
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tomcat.ak1972

You people do realize, of course, that it is still possible to define DNS servers which are separate from whatever VPN service has been configured...

October 08, 2013 11:48
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rotblitz

@tomcat.ak1972
"Once I went with OpenNIC (198.100.146.51 and 198.100.146.48), my blockage went away. So much for your "expert  opinion"

Hey expert, then you don't use a proxy server. And you didn't register your IP address with OpenDNS, so you used someone else's settings by chance.

"stunning display of incompetence"

Sure, you're the geek, the others are the idiots, as always in your life.

"it is still possible to define DNS servers which are separate from whatever VPN service has been configured..."

Sure, you can define what you want.  The question is, does it take effect?  Not with a proxy, with a VPN maybe.  You didn't say "VPN", but "proxy".  That's not the same.  But to whom do I say this, you're the geek.

 

@tanvipareek26
"it is givin message "PHISHING SITE BLOCKED"."

Yes, this is not only OpenDNS' opinion.
http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detail.php?phish_id=2046627 
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/insta7.com

 

October 08, 2013 14:32
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4tube

what all of this gotta do with me i'm not a child.i'm a adult and I had the things that you people block me from already on my computer.don't tell me some sites aint good for me I know what good or bad.so I would apprieate you people stop messing with my privatesy.and taken espn from me espeally really upsets me so take you blocking stuff off my computer.thyank you

November 11, 2013 06:38
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rotblitz

Nobody here blocks anything for you.  You have to talk to your network administrator who has configured the network to use OpenDNS as DNS service.  Therefore nobody here can lift your blocking, really.

November 11, 2013 07:09
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cervezafria

@4tube,,, get a dog, name him "clue"... then you'll have one... cuz if you had half a clue you'd wouldn't have posted as you did. hint: you only blocked yourself...// "you people" have nothing to do with your privatesy.

November 11, 2013 07:29
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mkgwhipp

Several days ago open dns started blocking most things, inspite of me (the network administrator) not changing the filter settings. I have removed all the setting with no result. I have also removed the network from opendns, no result. What is happening? My internet has been taken over and won't let us do much of anything on it

December 14, 2013 08:58
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rotblitz

The answer was given above already. Didn't you read it?  Again in other words:

Your current IP address is  registered with another OpenDNS user's network, so you're using the settings of this other network.

Report your current IP address to OpenDNS while opening a support ticket, so that it can be released.

Also, add a network again at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ and take care that your IP address is registered there, especially while running an Updater in your network.

December 14, 2013 16:33
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mistylyd

I can not access websites (inc. yahoo mail) that I was able to access only hours ago. Open DNS keeps blocking me.  I opened Netgear genie days ago to set up parental controls. So I went back in and cleared all controls. Still unable to access simple websites. I am the network Administrator as it is just my  home computer!!! I have read all previous comments, except nothing suggested is working. How can I get OpenDNS to leave my network alone?

 

January 09, 2014 14:25
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rotblitz

Best is to raise a support ticket, so that OpenDNS staff can look into your account.  Something is wrong with it.

January 10, 2014 06:05
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lnguyen991

There're is the problem with lpc sofware

January 30, 2014 00:06
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lnguyen991

Bypass account is only work one time if next time turn on pc you must reboot router every time this is no good

January 30, 2014 00:09
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schmedly

I have an interesting situation.  www.midwayusa.com is being blocked on my computer.  the reason why:  "This site was categorized in: Weapons, Ecommerce/Shopping".  So, I go to my setting which are on CUSTOM.  Neither weapons or eCommerce/shopping are checked.  I have even added this domain as ALWAYS ALLOW.  But still weeks later, it is still blocked.  Any suggestions? 

February 01, 2014 09:16
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rotblitz

Do you have an LPC enabled Netgear router why you post under "Netgear Live Parental Controls"?  No matter...

"the reason why:  "This site was categorized in: Weapons, Ecommerce/Shopping""

No, this message is not the reason why.  It is just for your information.  The block page does not know why something is blocked by your settings.

"Any suggestions? "

It may be related to the fact that www.midwayusa.com is an alias (CNAME) for the real name www.midwayusa.com.ssopt.net. Does this ring a bell with you that you could have blocked this, or a higher level like net or ssopt.net?

If not, visit your blocked domain stats to possibly find the related domain(s): https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/blockeddomains

February 01, 2014 16:08
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rpiercefield1

If openDNS does not block anything then why is everything blocked on my network?? i have not set up any blocked sites! because you guys do not have one!!

February 22, 2014 15:21
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rotblitz

What does "everything blocked on my network" mean?  Can you post a screen shot?  Is it really OpenDNS?

(Well, at least this forum is not blocked for you...)

February 23, 2014 06:15
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rpiercefield1

Yes it is! and i used my work computer to pull up this form! Who are you? You give smart a** answers buy you are not with OpenDNS!! because there accounts say "OpenDNS" under there name!

February 23, 2014 15:47
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rpiercefield1

Oops! wrong board! and every time i go to a website it is blocked on every computer on my network!! i have to use my work computer to do anything!

February 23, 2014 15:48
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rotblitz

Post a screen shot of this here.

February 24, 2014 05:32
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thesooner

I enjoy this person, rotblitz. I hope we can be friends in my System Administering endeavors.

 

-Cheers

March 04, 2014 15:50
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futureconcept

why OpenDSN is blocking some websides. I cannot access my email. All I get is the screen with "Sorry, but mail.yahoo.com is blocked on this network. " Powered by OpenDNS.

March 14, 2014 21:44
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futureconcept

How can I delete my account with OpenDNS ?Perhaps, this would help?

March 14, 2014 21:45
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rotblitz

No, deleting your account would help in no way.  It's not your account at OpenDNS, but the configuration of your network.

Not sure why you want to get rid of OpenDNS. Apparently you wanted it at some time.  Better correct your settings at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ to not block e.g. the webmail category.

Saying you didn't configure to use OpenDNS?  Well, then another person having access to your computer or router configured it.  Talk to them!

In case neither of these is an option for you, follow this:
https://support.opendns.com/entries/23553235-How-do-I-Disable-OpenD...

March 15, 2014 11:06
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kuradas

I can not open my gmail and yahoo account. Is there any way ? If you couls help me I will be very happy.

thanks

March 25, 2014 15:17
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cervezafria

@kuradas Assuming you're intentionally using OpenDNS on your own network, you probably need to set your dashboard web content filter settings to unblock webmail. If that doen't help after flushing your DNS cache, post a link to a print screen showing the error your get when you're blocked from gmail

If you're on someone else's network, you'll need to contact that network's admin.

March 25, 2014 16:38
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chengly44

Some website has been block by DNS please teach me how to sole this problem Facebook and Twitter has been block .

April 05, 2014 17:46
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rotblitz

Visit your dashboard to not block what you don't want to have blocked.  It's all your settings.

April 06, 2014 04:42