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    pimpitallout

    **?

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    rotblitz

    Because your dad thought some websites do not good for you?

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    pimpitallout

    The thing is, is that this is my computer, and it just started doing this today and i want it off. I never signed up for this service and now i've missed work because of it. I need a customer representative to help me remove it ( or something). Please help

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    rotblitz

    No, you don't need a customer prepresentative, but your network admin.

    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/90

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    toadaleigh

    Open DNS is blocking a major news site Guardian UK.  This just started yesterday.  I have always been able to go to this site.  What's up with this and how can I fix it?

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    rotblitz

    No, OpenDNS doesn't block anything. This is your personal settings. So, fix yourself.

    Add the domain name(s) of the site to your "never block" list, especially guardian.co.uk, or do not block the News/Media category with your settings.

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    cervezafria

    You missed work because of OpenDNS? WOW... that is serious ! 

    To add to rotblitz' suggestion, if you never signed up for OpenDNS and don't want it filtering your 'net access, simply edit it from your network settings and use your ISP's default settings. Though I am puzzled how it got onto your system, because either you, or the person that administers your network system would have had to set it up (it doesn't come with an installer).

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    adam255

    Simply change your DNS servers so it automatically gets it from your ISP. Alternatively, contact whoever manages your network. One final method, reboot your router.

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    cervezafria

    @itperson2013... A router "reboot" won't (shouldn't) drop DNS server settings. A router "reset" may do that.

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    adam255

    @cervezafria - For me a router reboot changes my IP Address so OpenDNS stops working until I update my IP

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    rotblitz

    No, OpenDNS doesn't stop working when rebooting the router, because your DNS settings are still the same. Simply check them.

    But your dashboard settings are no longer used. That's a big difference. And there's a risk that you use someone else's dashboard settings and log against other stats if you don't keep your IP address information updated at OpenDNS.

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    Dominic Bannister

    Please open a support ticket and we will further investigate this issue. 

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    cagumm

    Just had same issue start for me around 11pm 7/27/13.  I had not added opendns (I am the network admin) but every site that required a login is coming up blocked with an a message from opendns.  In order for me to connect, I have to add the domain to the whitelist, clear cache, and reboot.  Given that I did not touch settings yesterday, I do not understand why this started happening.  I ran a detailed scan and found nothing out of place.  I opened a ticket today.

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    cagumm

    Just reset the router and that appears to have solved the problem.  Now just wondering what happened and why.  Could router have been hacked?

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    rotblitz

    "I had not added opendns (I am the network admin)"

    Weird! So somebody else in your network could take your role to configure OpenDNS? You should better secure your network, really.

    "I have to add the domain to the whitelist, clear cache, and reboot."

    So, you have "added OpenDNS" nevertheless, in contrast to your first statement? But then, why don't you simply uncheck the categories or lower the level instead of whitelisting each single domain? You must have your settings really badly designed and configured. Or you don't understand how all of this works.

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    tanvipareek26

    i frequently used the site 

    http://www.insta7.com/go.aspx?VBUID=13625637581419694275&ref=getjar.com

     

    i dont understand when now i am trying to browse this wheather on mobile or laptop it is givin message "PHISHING SITE BLOCKED". PLEASE UNBLOCK IT.

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    cervezafria

    2 Choices... 1) turn off the phishing protection you opted for when you joined this service, 2) submit a support ticket defending that site.

    Of course if you are the webmaster for that site, and frustrated that your scam has been found out... you'll just need to set up a new domain to do your phishing...

    Have a nice day!

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    tomcat.ak1972

    I have a basic account. It uses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 for the DNS lookups. I did not sign up for ANY family protection, nor did I sign up for any other sort of net-nanny-type service. I flashed my router with DD-WRT in order to be able to use an anonymizing proxy server, which happens to point to 63.142.161.17 at the moment. I use (or should I start to say "used?") OpenDNS because I didn't want my ISP to know what addresses I was going to. It's none of their business.

    Now, my problem - I cannot access YouTube. YouTube. You know, that website that OpenDNS somehow classified as a web sharing site, and blocked from me with this really spiffy page that came from blocked-website.com. Also, for some strange reason, I cannot add 63.142.161.17 to my list of networks, as it is somehow already reserved.

    You people already have reserved two other IP addresses for parental controls (208.67.222.123 and 208.67.220.123); I fail to see why parental controls ought to spill over onto 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. You people already have instructions directing those wishing to use parental controls to use the parental control DNS addresses, not 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Furthermore, I fail to see why YouTube (you know, the site that Google owns, and that already has pretty effective digital rights management and anti-video sharing controls?) ought to be classified as a "video sharing" service for purposes of blocking access.

    Kindly fix this.

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    cervezafria

    NEVER use a proxy with OpenDNS... NEVER. 

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    tomcat.ak1972

    Then I shall NEVER AGAIN use OpenDNS. NEVER AGAIN.

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    rotblitz

    "Then I shall NEVER AGAIN use OpenDNS. NEVER AGAIN."

    You can't, anyway.  If you use a proxy, you generally don't use the DNS service you configured in your network, be it OpenDNS or Google DNS or what, but the one configured by the proxy server owner, of course.  This is what cervezafria meant, not more and not less.

    "Also, for some strange reason, I cannot add 63.142.161.17 to my list of networks, as it is somehow already reserved."

    Sure, you cannot and should not register an IP address you do not own, because in case of proxies this is a shared address anyway.

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    rotblitz

    "You people...  Kindly fix this."

    LOL.  We OpenDNS users neither have reserved any IP addresses for parental controls, nor are we going to fix anything, be ensured.

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    tomcat.ak1972

    You know... Your condescending tone is not helping.

    Once I went with OpenNIC (198.100.146.51 and 198.100.146.48), my blockage went away. So much for your "expert  opinion of You can't, anyway.  If you use a proxy, you generally don't use the DNS service you configured in your network, be it OpenDNS or Google DNS or what, but the one configured by the proxy server owner, of course.  This is what cervezafria meant, not more and not less.

     

    ...nor are we going to fix anything, be ensured.

    Okay. I will be sure to let all of my colleagues and friends know of this stunning display of incompetence.

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    tomcat.ak1972

    You people do realize, of course, that it is still possible to define DNS servers which are separate from whatever VPN service has been configured...

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    rotblitz

    @tomcat.ak1972
    "Once I went with OpenNIC (198.100.146.51 and 198.100.146.48), my blockage went away. So much for your "expert  opinion"

    Hey expert, then you don't use a proxy server. And you didn't register your IP address with OpenDNS, so you used someone else's settings by chance.

    "stunning display of incompetence"

    Sure, you're the geek, the others are the idiots, as always in your life.

    "it is still possible to define DNS servers which are separate from whatever VPN service has been configured..."

    Sure, you can define what you want.  The question is, does it take effect?  Not with a proxy, with a VPN maybe.  You didn't say "VPN", but "proxy".  That's not the same.  But to whom do I say this, you're the geek.

     

    @tanvipareek26
    "it is givin message "PHISHING SITE BLOCKED"."

    Yes, this is not only OpenDNS' opinion.
    http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detail.php?phish_id=2046627 
    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/insta7.com

     

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    4tube

    what all of this gotta do with me i'm not a child.i'm a adult and I had the things that you people block me from already on my computer.don't tell me some sites aint good for me I know what good or bad.so I would apprieate you people stop messing with my privatesy.and taken espn from me espeally really upsets me so take you blocking stuff off my computer.thyank you

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    rotblitz

    Nobody here blocks anything for you.  You have to talk to your network administrator who has configured the network to use OpenDNS as DNS service.  Therefore nobody here can lift your blocking, really.

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    cervezafria

    @4tube,,, get a dog, name him "clue"... then you'll have one... cuz if you had half a clue you'd wouldn't have posted as you did. hint: you only blocked yourself...// "you people" have nothing to do with your privatesy.

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    mkgwhipp

    Several days ago open dns started blocking most things, inspite of me (the network administrator) not changing the filter settings. I have removed all the setting with no result. I have also removed the network from opendns, no result. What is happening? My internet has been taken over and won't let us do much of anything on it

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    rotblitz

    The answer was given above already. Didn't you read it?  Again in other words:

    Your current IP address is  registered with another OpenDNS user's network, so you're using the settings of this other network.

    Report your current IP address to OpenDNS while opening a support ticket, so that it can be released.

    Also, add a network again at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ and take care that your IP address is registered there, especially while running an Updater in your network.

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