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    • CommentAuthorboblocsin
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
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    Hi,

    I had been surfing for cash [domain removed].com since the first week of January, 2010. I earned and was paid about US$70.00 since then. Payment of my 2 Cash Out request was made within 5 days after I made my cash out request. I never encountered any request for information other than the basic sign-up info.

    However, OPEN DNS started to block [domain removed].com as a phising site last week of January. I started to make replies 02 February. This site was unblocked for a few hours and then blocked again. This process has been going on up to now.

    Meantime, I am prevented by OPEN DNS to access [domain removed]. This prevents me from surfing for cash (max. US$6.00 per day). The new owner says OPEN DNS is asking him to pay if he wants his site to be unblocked. He refuses to pay. I tried to disable OPEN DNS in Chrome and in Firefox3 browser but the site is still blocked by OPEN DNS.

    What are my options to be able to load [domain removed] and start earning surfing for cash?

    best regards,

    boblocsin
    • CommentAuthormiked
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
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    The owner of the site simply needs to remove the phish from their domain and it will be unblocked. OpenDNS does not ask for or accept money in exchange for removal.
    Thankful People: issmmee
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    How would you go about disabling DNS configuration in a browser? You didn't configure it there in the first place, certainly.
    • CommentAuthorboblocsin
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
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    Hi,

    I added my network and changed my setting by adding [domain removed].com to the never block list. Then I cleared all my internet history and used ccleaner to clean my computer and rebooted. That was about 20 minutes ago.

    I disabled OPEN DNS in Chrome. Explosiveadhits is still blocked by OPEN DNS in Chrome, Firefox3, and Avant browsers.

    What do I do now to be able to access explosiveadhits? What is the real reason why it is being blocked? I already lost US$6.00 today because your blocking does not allow me to surf for cash?

    It is very easy for you to check if the site is asking for information under false pretenses. Just load the site and sign up. The information being asked are the basic info all other surfing sites ask for. After you finish signing up there are no more request for further information. After email verification, you can start surfing for cash. Please enlighten me what you mean by "asking for information under false pretenses" because I do not see what the false pretenses are in this site.

    best regards,

    boblocsin
    • CommentAuthorboblocsin
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
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    The site is now unblocked.

    I don't know if it was because of the whitelisting I did about a hour ago, or it has been unblocked because the owner was able to remove the phising block as mentioned above, or OPEN DNS listened to my comments and finally unblocked it.

    Any thanks to all. I am able to surf for cash now.

    best regards,

    boblocsin
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
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    For the sake of clarity:

    "blocked by OPEN DNS in Chrome, Firefox3, and Avant browsers."

    As @maintenance already said, OpenDNS is *not* configured in any browser, never. OpenDNS is either configured in the network settings of the computer, or on the router, or on an own internal DNS server. Some ISPs also may have it configured for their customers. Therefore, you *cannot* enable or disable OpenDNS in any browser, no way.

    "I don't know if it was because of the whitelisting I did about a hour ago"
    It most likely was.

    Btw, the original phish was at "http://explosiveadhits.com/downloads/paypal/cgi-bin/webscr.php?cmd=_login-done&login_access=5a85200967aec37232e5a5154fd4fcd7"
    but is no longer active, so may have been removed from the OpenDNS database.
    • CommentAuthorboblocsin
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
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    Thanks for the enlightenment.

    explosiveadhits is blocked again as a phising site. I was able to surf 500 pages then took a break. When I logged in, a few minutes ago, the site was blocked again as a phising site. Whitelisting in my network is therefore not working.

    Can you check again if the original phish had reactivated and what is reactivating it? Or else, is there a new phish that the owner has to remove?

    best regards,

    boblocsin
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
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    I'm afraid that we as users like you cannot help with this specific issue. Best is to open a support ticket referencing this thread: http://www.opendns.com/support/contact/

    And just to confirm: are you reaching a page like this?
    http://phish.opendns.com/?url=explosiveadhits.com

    "Whitelisting in my network is therefore not working."
    Do you know that you *must* keep your IP address updated at OpenDNS, so that your settings can take effect? Without this your settings do not work at all.
    Thankful People: maintenance
    • CommentAuthorgoorgle
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2010
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    You can simply change your dns setting, for example to free google dns service (8.8.8.8) or to DNS Advantage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_Advantage) in my own own experience they work better compared to opendns (Google is for instance much faster responding than OpenDNS and does not block websites).
    Cheers
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2010
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    This was a stupid comment. OpenDNS does not block websites, it's the users' choice. And if a DNS service is "faster" really depends on your location relative to this DNS service, not only, but also.
    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/130
    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/133
    Thankful People: maintenance
    • CommentAuthorissmmee
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2010
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    www.megametropol.com isnt phishing site. We are ten years old company.A hacker have made to harm us.We have resolved all the security holes. please see our web site and remove us from phishing site list. Best Regards.
    • CommentAuthormaintenance
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2010 edited
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    megametropol

    Report your issue to PhishTank, if your site comes up as a phishing site, and you have questions or have fixed an issue. http://phistank.com/

    You will need to register to fix this - simply use your OpenDNS username and password if that is easier for you.

    Search your site from the main page.

    Click link "Something wrong with this submission?"

    They take your reports seriously.
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2010
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    @niraya
    "...or to DNS Advantage..."

    To further prove how stupid your comment was: DNS Advantage is a service of NEUSTAR.
    Here you go: http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=5703
    Thankful People: maintenance
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      CommentAuthortabacco
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2010
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    Administrator
    Just to make sure people know, Phishtank requires a separate registration, you can't use an OpenDNS login there.
    Thankful People: maintenance
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2010
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    I should have been more clear - you can register (not login) there (like anywhere, really) with the same username and password (not bothering to make up new ones) if that is easier for you to deal with simply for purposes of challenging the classification or notifying that the problem is fixed.

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