Blocking all .CN traffic

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    rotblitz

    You simply add cn to your "always block" list, no leading dot, no bells and whistles. If you blocked google.com you wouldn't enter .google.com, would you?

    Don't forget to flush both, your local resolver cache and your browser cache, afterwards, as mandatory for every settings change to immediately take effect.

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    cervezafria

    rotblitz is correct. In addition, Many, many, many chinese website use ".com" domains. For example the very popular, baidu.com, renren.com, qq.com...  

    You might also consider "hk" (Hong Kong), and "tw" (Taiwan) depending on your objectives.

    I just spent a year at this task... and had to go VIP to get the black/white list up to 50.

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    pairofdice

    Thank you. Too obvious!! I never thought it would be that straightforward. I can't block .tw as my family is from Taiwan, but I suspect the kids are using the .cn to get around my Open DNS settings. I guess nothing is perfect, but this is very helpful. Thanks again.

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    stantonclub

    This feature doesn't appear to be working for new top level domains such as .CHAT I can't block roleplay.chat or even CHAT itself.

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    mattwilson9090

    What do you mean that this doesn't appear to be working, or that you can't block the domains you listed? Are you getting some sort of error message?

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    Daniel Cheung

    Thanks rotblitz for the reply. That is correct on how to block top level domains (TLDs) in your block list.

    @stantonclub: do you see any errors or messaging that indicate that you were not able to add the TLD? If you experience additional trouble with it, please feel free to start up a support case with us through your Dashboard or from support@opendns.com.

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    stantonclub

    Yes, I get an error. When attempting to block the top level domain CHAT I get the following error.

    Domain seems to be invalid.

    I get the same error when attempting to block roleplay.chat

    Domain seems to be invalid.

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    stantonclub

    Also I would love to open up a support ticket via the Dashboard but that is also broke. I will email support instead I guess...

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    Daniel Cheung

    Thanks stantonclub. I will be responding to your ticket shortly.

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    rotblitz

    stantonclub is right.  Currently it is not possible to add TLDs like chat and 2nd level domains of them.

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    Daniel Cheung

    We've made some updates on our side to allow adding TLDs such as chat. Please let us know if you have any issues adding these TLDs.

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    rotblitz

    Great stuff!  Many thanks!

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    stantonclub

    Thanks for the quick response and resolution! 

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