Make a Category for Analytics Domains

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    rotblitz

    Why do you think you want this to be done by a DNS service in the cloud?

    Better use a local tool to do this, especially if you want to reduce the related internet traffic if doing this over the cloud.
    For example: https://ghostery.com/our-solutions/ghostery-browser-extention/ does exactly what you're looking for!  And far better than a DNS service could do it.

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    nissennetz

    Yes, you're right. Browser-AddOns like Ghostery, Privacy Badger and so on do this. But there are many other ways to browse the internet where you could'nt install an privacy AddOn.

    For example: Smart-TVs, Gaming-Consoles, some kind of smartphones and tablets, musicstations etc.
    On top, you have to configure every gadget in your network to prevent tracking your browsing (if this gadget is able to do this). The DNS service in the cloud will block this on a higher level. Even when your gadget you use for internet browsing isn't able to install such addons.

    That's my (maybe silly) idea :-)

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    rotblitz

    Yes, you're quite right in this case.  There are devices where you cannot install such add-ons.
    Well, yes, you can do this yourself to eliminate more than 95% of tracking.  You'll have to add at least these domains to your always block list:

    2mdn.net
    2o7.net
    abmr.net
    addthis.com
    adform.net
    adhigh.net
    adition.com
    adlink.net
    adnxs.com
    adplxmd.com
    adroll.com
    adrotator.se
    adrtx.net
    adserver.yahoo.com
    adshost1.com
    adshost2.com
    adshost3.com
    adsunflower.com
    advertising.com
    adzerk.net
    analytics.yahoo.com
    atdmt.com
    audiencescience.com
    brightcove.com
    criteo.com
    doubleclick.net
    google-analytics.com
    googleadservices.com
    googlesyndication.com
    googletagmanager.com
    intellitxt.com
    kissmetrics.com
    krux.com
    krxd.net
    liveadexchanger.com
    llnwd.net
    mathtag.com
    mediavoice.com
    meetrics.net
    msads.net
    mxcdn.net
    newrelic.com
    nuggad.net
    onclickads.net
    optimizely.com
    outbrain.com
    quality-channel.de
    plista.com
    pubmatic.com
    quantserve.com
    rackcdn.com
    rackspace.com
    refinedads.com
    revsci.net
    saymedia.com
    smartadserver.com
    sojern.com
    symcd.com
    turn.com
    vinsight.de
    visualrevenue.com
    webtrekk.net
    yieldlab.net
    yieldmanager.com

    These almost fit into the size coming with OpenDNS VIP (50 blacklist and 50 whitelist entries).

    Btw, this is an extract of what I have blocked on my router.  So, if your router allows for maintaining a blacklist, this is also a viable option.

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    nissennetz

    Yes, I could do that. But my idea is a step further.
    Your list is a snapshot of this current most know tracker server. I love the idea behind OpenDNS that there is a community that will keep this list up to date.

     

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    onceaponatime

    I think this is a great idea, and would benefit anyone connecting to your network with these DNS request being blocked, regardless of the device.

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