Domain list lists lookups, not visits, I get that, but would there be some similarity??

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    Nowadays most browsers have DNS prefetching enabled by default, but you almost can disable it in the browser settings. Search the internet for "DNS prefetching" and the browser type to find out how to do this.

    DNS prefetching causes that every domain within all URLs at any web page is looked up in DNS, regardless if it is ever needed or not or visited or not.  Therefore this DNS prefetching causes a lot of noise in your OpenDNS stats and logs.

    Think about, DNS lookups are almost not raised by humans, but by networking programs on any device within your network.  Therefore concluding web visits from DNS lookups can only be loosly related.

    "So, can something so obscure appear on blocked domain list, without either trying to navigate there, or at least somewhere somewhat similar?"

    Sure, it can!  It is rather the rule than the exception with DNS prefetching enabled.

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    jndpj

    phew!!! you just cant imagine what a relief it is to hear that.  thank you very much for taking the time to ease my worried mind.

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