Search what sites have been visited by category that are not blocked sites / domains

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    A DNS service like OpenDNS cannot show websites someone has visited.  It can just show you what domains have been looked up.  DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.  DNS doesn't deal with any of your web traffic, but with all of your DNS traffic.  Therefore there is just a loosely relationship between your DNS stats and your web activity.  So no, you cannot easily see what websites have been visited with just the DNS information which is the domain names.

    And yes, you can search by category as you desire.  You download your DNS domain stats as CSV file, import it into a spreadsheet or database, and then you can search or filter or what as you want.  This list also contains the categories of the domains.

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    lola08

    Thank you but like for adult sites the domain will contains info to show it is an adult site.  Like I have put a web site called Xvideo.com in my whitelist - so i can see if this site has been visited.  It when I search everything for a day, it shows this domain in red highlighted showing Xvideos.com.  I assume this means this site was visited?  Am I correct to think this?  

    It shows rank 287 - is there any way I can tell what time roughly this domain / site was visited on a particular day?

    Thank you.

     

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    "Like I have put a web site called Xvideo.com in my whitelist"

    Why did you do this?  Was it blocked, and you wanted to unblock it?

    "it shows this domain in red highlighted showing Xvideos.com.  I assume this means this site was visited?"

    Again, you can never see if something was "visited".  You just can see if a domain has been looked up.

    "is there any way I can tell what time roughly this domain / site was visited on a particular day?"

    No, not with the OpenDNS home versions.

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