Why is deviantart.com a protected domain?

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    rotblitz

    Where do you see that this is a "protected domain"?

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    rotblitz

    Ah, I see what you mean: http://domain.opendns.com/deviantart.com

    You can't submit it for a tag. Well, because not one single or few categories would fit.  E.g. most content there is not "nudity".

    If you want to block it, add deviantart.com and deviantart.net to your "always block" list.

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    authentic8

    Thanks for the response. That's how I understand it but my point is that both Tumblr and Blogger can be tagged separately to their main domain due to the fact that some tumblrs/blogs do focus on nudity and pornography and other separate topics. Some deviantart accounts are largely owned by nude photographers and hence their art is to portray nudity.

    I realise I can block it, that's not my point (and I wouldn't want to block the whole site as I do visit some accounts). My point is that OpenDNS would be improved by opening up tagging for individual subdomains.

    So back to my original question: Why aren't deviantart subdomains taggable but Tumblr's and Blogger's are?

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    authentic8

    To clarify: Each deviantart account is under its own sundomain, like user1.deviantart.com, user2.deviantart.com. User 1 could be tagged while user 2 is not tagged.

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    rotblitz

    "My point is that OpenDNS would be improved by opening up tagging for individual subdomains."

    Agreed.  This makes sense.  Let's see what staff will say about this.

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    rbdubs

    I'm also curious to see what the staff has to say about this. I did a quick search of opendns for a description of what is means for a site to be labeled a "protected domain," and didn't find anything.

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    tenaciousd

    I'm trying to block DeviantArt.com (and .net) all together, but it won't work.  I have it set to "always block", yet it still goes through.  What am I doing wrong?

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    mattwilson9090

    Without more details I have no idea what you are doing wrong. Are you getting any sort of error messages? Is OpenDNS configured correctly? Does it block other domains? Do you have your IP address registered on your dashboard?

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    Patrick Colford

    tenaciousd, you'll want to make sure that you're using OpenDNS (visit welcome.opendns.com to test) and that your filters are applying, as mattwilson9090 has said. If they're not applying, it's likely that your IP address has changed, and you should make sure that it's up to date using the Dynamic IP Updater.

    You can also submit a ticket with the results of the OpenDNS Diagnostic Tool for help.

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    tenaciousd

    No error message.  It simply goes through as if it were perfectly okay.  It will block some pages if I click on a specific artist's page, but for the most part all of it is still viewable.  I believe OpenDNS is configured properly, as I have other sites (such as Imgur) that are being blocked successfully.

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    Patrick Colford

    I see you opened up a support ticket, and it doesn't look like your entries in your blocked list are misspelled. I'll continue to troubleshoot with you in the email, as this looks a little trickier than normal.

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    tenaciousd

    I already used the updater.  I have my dynamic IP properly identified and it is current.

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    tenaciousd

    I just updated it again.  I will see if there are any changes in the next few minutes.

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    tenaciousd

    When I go to a specific artists (such as imonline.deviantart.com) it is blocked successfully.  However, if I click on any other link or go to deviantart.com directly, it will not block it.  I can freely browse artistic nudes, etc. Does this offer any clues?

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    Patrick Colford

    You may want to try clearing your cache; if fresh pages are being blocked, it suggests that the block is working but that your browser is holding on to old information it knows is good. A diagnostic tool output will probably suggest that the domain is blocked at a DNS level, and that your browser simply knows where to look. 

    If that fails to address it, please run the diagnostic tool I linked to in the ticket and reply with the results.

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    Anthony Honciano

    Authentic8 and Rotblitz,

    The Deviant art domain was listed as protected, due to erroneous tagging such as pornography, when obviously its primary purpose was to share artwork. Now that the site uses subdomains to differentiate the artist's work, we went ahead and removed the protected flag, so now the subdomains can be individually tagged. 

    Seeing that the other posts listed in this post is in regards to issues blocking the domains, I'm going to mark this post as solved and ask that you the user submits a new post or submit a support ticket to support@opendns.com or http://support.opendns.com.

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