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    Default AlohaDNS.com

    Cloud Based Security - Web Filtering - Introducing AlohaDNS.com

    Introducing AlohaDNS.com - Internet Filtering by DNS.
    1. sign up @ alohadns.com (big blue button)

    2. choose white list or black list only.
    - whitelist only : “If it’s not on the list then it’s not getting in.”
    - Only domains you choose will work
    - ex: if cnn.com is the only domain on the list, only cnn.com will work, all others will fail.
    - blacklist only : "They're not allowed on my browser!"
    - You specify what specific domains to block
    - ex: if facebook.com is on the list, only facebook.com will fail all others will work.
    - ex; you can block full country codes as well with *.cc , *.cn or *.ru etc...

    3. change DNS forwarders or DHCP options to our IPs:
    64.94.100.115
    74.91.118.243

    Learn more @ http://alohadns.com/
    Or just use our family friendly version : OhanaDNS.com @ 64.94.100.149
    - blocks only porn.
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    Red face Re: AlohaDNS.com

    Interesting offering. I'm curious. Why would someone use AlohaDNS.com rather than a large-scale provider like OpenDNS.com? Is it simplicity (insofar as it looks like just whitelist/blacklist without the crowdsourced categorization)? Is there a benefit to the "local" element (though smaller setups may be less stable)? And how does the "family friendly" offshoot filter porn -- based on what blacklist or system?

    And what's the benefit to AlohaDNS? Ads on blocked or unresolved domain pages like OpenDNS? Upgrades to premium features?

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    Default Re: AlohaDNS.com

    We built AlohaDNS.com because we wanted to offer the service to our Lava.net customers. So those customers will get tech support and any added features. However, since the load is so low and its something so powerful, we've decided to open it up for users, because OpenDNS is getting too complex.

    1. blocking - categories aren't always accurate, so we allow white or black list. OpenDNS would never be able to black list Hawaii Gambling houses (too small of a domain).

    2. reporting - we email the admin a nightly report of all blocked and allowed domains and in the correct time zone.

    3. performance - we don't use anycast, so you know exactly where your request are going vs. letting anycast decide.

    4.. cost - Its free, Open DNS will be charging $50 / month per IP after 12/14.
    http://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/16/ope...rease-by-1000/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    We built AlohaDNS.com because we wanted to offer the service to our Lava.net customers. So those customers will get tech support and any added features. However, since the load is so low and its something so powerful, we've decided to open it up for users, because OpenDNS is getting too complex.

    1. blocking - categories aren't always accurate, so we allow white or black list. OpenDNS would never be able to black list Hawaii Gambling houses (too small of a domain).

    2. reporting - we email the admin a nightly report of all blocked and allowed domains and in the correct time zone.

    3. performance - we don't use anycast, so you know exactly where your request are going vs. letting anycast decide.

    4.. cost - Its free, Open DNS will be charging $50 / month per IP after 12/14.
    http://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/16/ope...rease-by-1000/
    Edit to #4 - it'll be free for @lava.net users always.

    Free for at least 6 months.

    but we're debating charging $19.99 / month vs. Open DNS $1,500 /year.

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    Default Re: AlohaDNS.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Edit to #4 - it'll be free for @lava.net users always.

    Free for at least 6 months.

    but we're debating charging $19.99 / month vs. Open DNS $1,500 /year.
    Free always or only 6 months??? Sounds like lava.net users are being baited. Glad I did not sign up for this. I am a lava.net user.
    I'm still here. Are you?

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    Default Re: AlohaDNS.com

    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Free always or only 6 months??? Sounds like lava.net users are being baited. Glad I did not sign up for this. I am a lava.net user.
    We don't bait , we're not even taking a credit card # now, its wide open to sign up.

    1. it will always be free to lava.net users , just have to be coming from 64.65.64.0 /18 (DSL , T1 , Ethernet or Colo)

    2. right now we don't even have a billing engine attached, so its free to all users.

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    Default Re: AlohaDNS.com

    sign up here is free.

    Service for Lava.net customers will ALWAYS be free.

    We most likely will grandfather in early adopters.

    Trying it now out right now is free for everyone.

    http://manage.alohadns.com/

    Also if you look around, no one does this for free anymore... OpenDNS is expensive ~ $150 / month.

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