ZeroDNS

Advertising and Malware-Blocking DNS

NS1 IPv4: 66.70.152.119 Copy
NS2 IPv4: 66.70.152.122 Copy
DNS Domain Name System

About ZeroDNS

I’ve set up two public BETA recursive caching DNS servers, testing the feasibility of blocking Advertising and Malware at the DNS level. By utilizing these DNS servers, you implicitly certify that you are only utilizing them for personal/home use. If you utilize this service and discover issues, please contact me via

Notice: I've upgraded to new, more flexible (OpenStack) and robust (99.999% SLA) infrastructure. Please transition away from the legacy IPv4 addresses below in favor of the new IPv4 addresses above. Additionally, please transition away from the legacy IPv6 addresses below altogether for the time being.
Currently, the plan is to shut off the legacy infrastructure in August 2017

Legacy Infrastructure

Legacy NS1 IPv4: 192.99.145.122 Copy
Legacy NS2 IPv4: 192.99.42.181 Copy
Legacy NS1 IPv6: 2607:5300:100:200::173 Copy
Legacy NS2 IPv6: 2607:5300:100:200::2a8 Copy
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Advertising and Tracking

Mixed

Malware

Currently, the DNS servers block domains that appear on the above lists by redirecting to the listed localhost IP. More lists may be added/removed in the future based on continuing research

Why block advertising? In short - if your service/product is good, people will be willing to pay for it. Ad networks have been used for malicious actions in the past - see "Malvertising". In addition, advertising companies have been known to violate users' privacy - see services like Panopticlick to see what information your browser is revealing and read up on methods like "LSOs" and "Canvas Fingerprinting" for a glance into some of the things advertising agencies are using to track you. This site also provides a good in-depth analysis of the benefits of ad blocking. As far as I'm concerned, advertising poses a threat; especially for less technical people who may not know the difference between a legitimate pop-up exclaiming that their browser needs to be updated and an illegitimate one. Don't get me wrong though, I understand the rationale for advertising - You offer something (like an app, website, service) for free, and more people will use it. In order to monetize it (which is only natural when you're spending your time/money to provide it), advertising is usually the go-to option.
Why block domains associated with malware? It provides a good first level of defense, especially if you're running a network where a lot of uncontrolled devices may enter and exit the network periodically (like a home network). Most people have their devices configured to use whatever DNS server is provided to them by the gateway, which gives a network administrator the ability to control what domains can and cannot be accessed from their network.

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