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Is it possible to force a google safe search redirect using Simple DNS Plus
Question asked by Silver Fox - January 24 at 2:44 PM
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Is it possible to force a google safe search redirect using Simple DNS Plus on a home computer?
 
I have a home computer and a laptop - on the home computer used by the family, google safe search absolutely has to be forced if possible, either using Simple DNS or otherwise.  I don't want to block www.google.com completely as is possible in router settings or in the hosts file. 
 
I have limited knowledge of installing and configuring DNS servers and ask whether this is at all possible on a Windows 10 machine?  I truly hope so.
 
I think it will entail adding a forward lookup zone and a CNAME entry but I've got no experience of this, so can Simple DNS do it, and how simple is it?
 
Many thanks
 
silver

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JH Software Replied
February 7 at 5:07 AM
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According to https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/186669?hl=en it should be possible to do this by - quote: 
 
"Set the DNS entry for www.google.com (and any other Google ccTLD country subdomains your users may use) to be a CNAME for forcesafesearch.google.com."
 
You can do this in Simple DNS Plus using the "Fixed Host Name" plug-in. 
Make sure to configure it in the "DNS Requests" tab to only respond for requests for "www.google.com" (and contry variations).
Note that this plug-in requires an "Unlimited zones" license.
 

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