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Keep your child safe online – 6 DNS services

Use one of these DNS services to protect your family or business from phishing sites and other unwanted intruders.

Since DNS servers are the middlemen between your browser and website content, there are many third-party DNS services that offer additional functionality for both users and network administrators. These tools can include:

  1. Content filtering. This can be conveniently implemented to block adult sites and other unwanted content, while requiring no software on the computers and devices.
  2. Malware and phishing blocking. This can be performed by the content filtering tool also, to block sites containing viruses, scams and other dangerous content.
  3. Protection against botnets. This blocks communication with known botnet servers so your computer isn’t taken over.
  4. Advertisement blocking. This is another type of content filtering, which some DNS services specifically concentrate on.
  5. URL typo correction. For instance, if you typed gogle.com it would correct to google.com .

Remember, the speed, reliability and performance of DNS servers can vary. Slow or poor domain resolution can translate into slower and less reliable web browsing. You can run speed tests on DNS servers (I recommend namebench ) so that you can compare their performance at your particular location.

1. Comodo Secure DNS

Free for: Personal use only

DNS Addresses: 8.26.56.26 and 8.20.247.20

2. Dyn Internet Guide

Free for: Personal or business use

DNS Addresses: 216.146.35.35 and 216.146.36.36

3. FoolDNS

Free for: Personal or business use

DNS Addresses: 87.118.111.215 and 213.187.11.62

4. GreenTeam Internet

Free for: Personal or commercial use

DNS Addresses: 81.218.119.11 and 209.88.198.133

5. Norton ConnectSafe

Free for: Personal use

DNS Addresses: Vary based upon desired protection

Norton ConnectSafe provides three preconfigured DNS servers, free for personal use with no account needed:

  • Security: The most basic service that automatically blocks malware, phishing and scam sites, and uses the DNS addresses of 199.85.126.10 and 199.85.127.10.
  • Security + Pornography: Adds blocking of sexually explicit material; uses the DNS addresses of 199.85.126.20 and 199.85.127.20.
  • Security + Pornography + Other: Adds blocking of other mature content, like alcohol, crime, drugs and gambling; uses the DNS addresses of 199.85.126.30 and 199.85.127.30.

6. OpenDNS

Free for: Personal or business use for Enhanced DNS; personal use only for other home and family services

DNS addresses: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

(FamilyShield DNS addresses: 208.67.222.123 and 208.67.220.123)

How to change DNS Setting in Windows Base System

By following these steps, you can change DNS settings and add new servers.

  • Go the Control Panel.
  • Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
  • Select the connection for which you want to configure DNS. For example: Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection,
  • right click on your choice and select Properties.
  • Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
  • Click Advanced and select the DNS tab.
  • Click on Add
  • Add your DNS server IP address and click Add then click ok

How to Change DNS setting on Mac OS

Below mentioned are the steps that can help you in changing DNS settings on Mac, take a look:

  • Go to System Preferences
  • Click at Network Icon
  • Unlock the pane by entering password (if necessary)
  • Click on Advanced Button
  • Click at DNS Tab
  • Click at + button and add DNS servers
  • Click Apply and then OK

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