Robox

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    There is no automatic blocking with OpenDNS.  It's all controlled by your individual dashboard settings.

    Either block the categories Games and/or Business Services, or add the domains roblox.com and rbxcdn.com to your "always block" list.

    Btw, Robox is something else, Roberts Oxygen Company, not a game...

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    1danielpostoronka2

    ^ IT DOESN'T BLOCK IT, EXPLAIN THIS CRAP TO ME!!!

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    rotblitz

    What is crap?  And why shouting in upper case?  It's not OpenDNS, it's you!

    Here you go:

    Also add rbxcdn.com to this list.

    Then flush your caches: https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227988627

    Then test again: www.roblox.com

    Still not working?  Do you use OpenDNS at all?  http://welcome.opendns.com/
    If not, then for sure, Roblox will not be blocked.  You must use OpenDNS first.

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    cardfire

    Reviving dead thread, but I am assuming the angry person above was trying to prevent their network/machines/users from *playing* the game "Roblox" and not simply blocking the Roblox.com domain.


    I similarly want to schedule or at-will lock off this game because I see it's a drain on household cohesion/productivity. I was hoping to use my consumer OpenDNS account to throw on/off access to the game for a few hours at a time, from the web.

    Is this something that you could help me with?

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    "prevent their network/machines/users from *playing* the game "Roblox" and not simply blocking the Roblox.com domain."

    I don't know this game and site, but doesn't blocking the domains roblox.com and rbxcdn.com not prevent from playing the game?  Then it does not use these domains or does not make use of DNS at all.  In the latter case OpenDNS cannot help anyway.

    "I was hoping to use my consumer OpenDNS account to throw on/off access to the game"

    Generally, a DNS service is thought as a permanent network setting, not something to switch on and off.  And a DNS service doesn't control your internet connection or particular devices' access to it.  Before you used OpenDNS, did you also think to switch on/off something with the other DNS service you used?  Hardly!

    Switching things on and off can be locally only, never with a cloud service like OpenDNS.  Therefore e.g. Netgear offers routers with Live Parental Controls (powered by OpenDNS) where you also can configure scheduled content filtering.  Also other routers may have similar functionality, to block all or certain things in a scheduled way.  Check your router for this.

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