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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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    daddyhatesroblox

    Hello,

    Sorry for resurrecting this dead thread, but I second what was described here. I've been trying to use OpenDNS to block Roblox in an iOS device. I've set it up correctly, blocked the following domains, cleared the cache, changed the device DNS to 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220, tested the device with http://welcome.opendns.com/, checked my network with https://www.whatsmyip.org/ and everything seems fine. But, when I try a simple test (open roblox.com in a browser), it fails (meaning: the page opens correctly). Is there any chance that I'm doing it the wrong way? I've also tried to wait until the DNS is "refreshed" (overnight) but still cannot block it. Any help is very welcome!

    Domains I've blocked:

    rbxcdn.com
    rbxtrk.com
    roblox.com
    roblox.plus

     

    Thanks!

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    rotblitz

    It looks like your IP address is not registered at your dashboard.

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    daddyhatesroblox

    Hello @rotblitz, thanks a lot for your answer!

    But the IP is registered at the dashboard and is the correct IP. I double checked it. I also have set up the automatic update (as I have a dynamic IP from my ISP).

    Any other idea?

    Thanks again!

     

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    rotblitz

    Copy & paste the complete plain text output of the following diagnostic commands to here:

    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    nslookup www.roblox.com.
    nslookup whoami.akamai.net.

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    rotblitz

    A simple test is to go to https://dnsleaktest.com/ and check whether you're able to connect the OpenDNS servers with the Standard test.

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    beaver1979

    Hi, if this successfully blocks the roblox site, does this also block roblox app?

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    daddyhatesroblox

    Hello,

    I've be digging a lot and maybe found a reason for my failed tests.

    I'm trying to block roblox in Apple iOS14 devices. And, from this thread, looks like this cannot be achieved using OpenDNS.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks a lot!

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    jacobsdn

    Blocking the games category blocks Roblox.

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