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    zyrandia

    There is no API to add or remove addresses from the Blacklist?

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    rotblitz

    No, there isn't.

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    suddy

    I noticed that my router can update DynDNS and dug a bit deeper to find that it can be configured to send updates elsewhere too. In the settings it asks for a host and a domain, which it then combines. So I need to send an update for https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=home, but I have to give the router host=home and domain=example.com (it checks for a valid URL), meaning OpenDNS will get https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=home.example.com. This returns "good", but https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=sdfdsfsdfsdf.example.com does too! 

    It's not mightily important, as I can use the Windows updater, but I'd love to get it configured if anyone can help. For example, can the default home network be renamed with a fake domain name? 

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    rotblitz

    You should tell us what exact router model you have, or you may search the forum for instructions about this router.  It may all be documented elsewhere.

    In principle you have two options:

    1. Either rename the OpenDNS network label to a valid domain name, as you said.  This may draw an error message by the router when checking against this domain if the update was successful.  So, this is rather a less preferred idea unless you use a DDNS hostname registered with a DDNS provider as OpenDNS network label and update this DDNS hostname as well with your IP address. 
    2. Or don't let your router send the updates directly to OpenDNS, but through DNS-O-Matic. 
      - Visit www.dnsomatic.com to register any supported DDNS service with the related provider and at DNS-O-Matic. 
      - Configure your router with the OpenDNS/DNS-O-Matic credentials and the update URL 
         http://updates.dnsomatic.com/nic/update?hostname=all.dnsomatic.com 
         and with the DDNS hostname from the other provider as domain. 
      This will update OpenDNS and the other DDNS hostname at the same time with this one router update client. 
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    suddy

    Thanks for the instructions. I've set up DNS-O-Matic and waiting for it to update. 

    I couldn't find my router elsewhere, so I'd be happy to contribute some configuration instructions should it actually work.

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    clayne

    I'm reading this post two years later. Are there any plans to add an API to add/remove domains from the Blacklist?

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    rotblitz

    But - this thread was not about an API to add/remove domains from the list.  It was about the existing update API.  The other thing came up by another user zyrandia, rather off-topic.  But now, as you still jump on it after more than two years...

    I would say no, but I'm just a user.  There are far more important things pending like support of the enhanced features for people with IPv6 connectivity. 
    Creating an API for managing just 25 or 50 blacklist/whitelist entries isn't really worth the efforts, and for the five people who would actually use this feature for whatever reason (which one?).

    Or are you using a different OpenDNS service like Umbrella?

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