Blocking Banner Adverts and Tracking Scripts Network-Wide
Adverts are annoying. Plain and simple. With the added issues of ad-tracking, blocking adverts help to improve privacy, improve page load times, and remove unwanted clutter and distractions from pages. While the DNS service is not a definitive way of blocking all adverts, it certainly helps to remove a large amount.
Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent of Directory Enquiries. When a webpage is requested, the DNS server translates the domain name (eg ph0x.co.uk) to an Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because computers access each other based on the IP address, but people find it difficult to remember them. Domain names are used to make it easier for people to remember how to find websites on the internet.
The benefit of DNS-Based blocking will help to remove adverts from games consoles and other devices where a traditional ad-blocker would be used.
Currently the beta service is running from the IP addresses:
- 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
- 2a01:4f8:151:23ab::2 (ipv6)
We hope to get more DNS servers running, however, this is all dependent on money, and we rely on the generosity of users to donate to the upkeep of the service.
Obligatory privacy notice: For those who do not know us, we advocate privacy. Most free DNS providers sell stats collected by their resolvers. We dont. No data is ever stored.