temporarily unblock domains on a daily basis

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    I’m afraid there is no solution with OpenDNS or with an app interfacing with OpenDNS. It could be that certain routers have such a feature or maybe a program or app, independent from OpenDNS.

    See for example
    https://freedom.to/blog/8-website-blockers-for-studying-productivity-focus/

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    hpwhite.

    It would be great to have OpenDNS enable the ability to allow black list / white list of domains during certain times of day. Would love to have a domain blacklisted from 9-5 on weekdays (or every day) and then whitelisted outside those hours. Unfortunately apps seem to be device based, and not router based? (I'm still learning here.) With a large family and so many devices these days, we need a router based app. Is OpenDNS looking at what it would take to assist enabling this type of option?

     

    Thanks

    HPWhite

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    rotblitz

    This feature has often been requested and always refused by OpenDNS.  Reason are the local caches which do not react on such settings switches but present content as before the settings switch.  And OpenDNS is not an app and not on your router but is a DNS service in the cloud.

    And yes, you are right, the solution must be local, for example on the router, as I said above.  So buy a router which supports such dynamic settings schedules if your current router doesn't support it.  OpenDNS as cloud service cannot do this for you.

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