BLocking websites

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    mattwilson9090

    You added both these domains to your blacklist, correct? Rather than blocking the categories they belong to?

    Instead of using the domain names that begin with www try putting dailymail.co.uk and dailyexpress.co.uk in your blacklist. Remember to flush your caches after you make changes to what is blocked.

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    rotblitz

    MattWilson9090 is correct.  Also, www.dailyexpress.co.uk is a CNAME (alias) of dx-live-elb-132643783.eu-west-1.elb.amazonaws.com.  Ensure that you have not whitelisted this or amazonaws.com.

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    t8769

    Thanks for the help.

    I put in the website addresses. I'll try without www.

    If I do a flush, will it erase the information and blocked sites already there?

    What does this mean? "Ensure that you have not whitelisted this or amazonaws.com" I don't know what whitelist is.

     

    Many thanks!

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    rotblitz

    "If I do a flush, will it erase the information and blocked sites already there?"

    It will erase the cached information which you would be served with else. 
    See https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227988627

    "I don't know what whitelist is."

    This is your "never block" list at the dashboard.

     



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    t8769

    Putting the web address without www worked.


    Thanks!

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    mattwilson9090

    It is not a web address that OpenDNS deals with. OpenDNS is a DNS-based service and deal only with domains, not websites, URL's, webpages, content or anything else. A web address, although it contains a domain name is a very different thing from a domain, which is why this worked.

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    rotblitz

    See here what many domains are involved when visiting the website dailyexpress.co.uk.

    https://www.webpagetest.org/result/180107_Q3_ca4ab37dbbdf3c56ed6678cd3d3981b1/1/domains/

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