IvyDNS Features

Faster Internet Powerful ad-blocking Enhanced on-line security
Protected privacy on-line Always up-to-date Any Operating System
How IvyDNS works

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Faster internet

IvyDNS is like unblocking your internet-artery. It unclogs your Internet-connection because it prevents protected devices from contacting ‘undesirable’ domains. Advertising and other worthless network traffic can consume up to 45-65% of your available bandwidth. That’s 45-65% of your bandwidth that is being stolen from you for someone else’s gain. Not having to download this, frees up your bandwidth to do what you really need it for.

Powerful ad-blocking that applies everywhere

IvyDNS is not just an ad-blocker, but it does that too… In almost all cases, IvyDNS works much better than existing browser-based ad-blockers. IvyDNS works on a deeper and more fundamental level than traditional ad-blockers. Traditional ad-blockers block the ‘ingres’ and thus still download advertising and then hide it from sight, which means that while you may not see the adverts, you still pay their price.
With traditional ad-blockers, you still pay the price in bandwidth, security, attention & focus, privacy, etc. Instead, IvyDNS pre-empts and prevents outbound connections to advertising networks and IvyDNS thus eliminates this cost.

IvyDNS gives you back the control that was stolen from you by advertising.

Unlike many popular, traditional ad-blockers, IvyDNS has not, does not and will not accept compensation from advertisers to white-list their domains or compromise IvyDNS’ goal in any way shape or form. We actually care about privacy!

Enhanced on-line security

IvyDNS prevents protected devices from talking to known malware-related domains.
Drive-by downloads have become very common; all that is needed for you to get infected with malware, is just a visit to a page instructing your computer to download the malware. You don’t even need to click a button or link anymore: just visiting the page is enough. This may be on a completely legitimate site that just happens to serve adverts.
Advertising networks that are used by most common sites are being used much more frequently as delivery mechanisms for powerful viruses, malware and other undesirables.

Protected privacy on-line

These days, on the internet, the name of the game is “Quantification”, or in other words: To every page you go… for every ad you see, someone’s watching you… Anything and everything you do on-line is tracked, recorded, stored forever and processed!
IvyDNS prevents almost all of these breadcrumbs and footprints you would otherwise leave behind, from being collected by powerful profilers and advertisers. Without this, you are literally under surveillance for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (366 in a leap year!). As soon as you start using IvyDNS, the tracks you were leaving behind, evaporate into thin air.
And privacy matters, it is a necessary aspect of an open and functioning society! That is why IvyDNS prevents prying eyes from following you around when you interact with the Internet.

IvyDNS is always up-to-date

IvyDNS is always up to date with the most recently available information: IvyDNS’s servers and agents always crawl for more info and actors. They continuously learn more about domains and they always add and update target lists. All without you having to lift a finger… aside from using IvyDNS, of course!

IvyDNS works on all Operating Systems

Whether you use Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, or anything else, IvyDNS is available for your platform. It can even be set up on your home router so that every device that connects to it, automatically gets the IvyDNS protection without any need for intervention! This is because IvyDNS works on a fundamental networking level that is independent of your operating system. If your device connects to the internet & you can set which DNS server to use, then you can use IvyDNS!

How does IvyDNS work

IvyDNS is a DNS service that runs in the cloud. When you use IvyDNS, it filters out requests for any undesirable domain. When a protected device requests a domain that is on your “blocked” list, it is simply told that the requested domain does not exist. Your protected device treats this exactly the same as when you try to go to www.non-existing-site.com and simply moves on to the next thing in it’s queue of things to do.

A more detailed introduction to IvyDNS

You can find a more detailed introduction to IvyDNS here.