I’m all for this service. I think it sounds great, but I did raise the issue about appropriateness of their adverts. The last thing I wanted was to alter family members machines to use this and then find a particular type of advert sneaks in.
I wouldn’t normally broadcast emails to the world but I thought this was such a great response from them that it needed to be shared. I think that their default position of not being a censor is very wise, besides there are tools for this, Vista can do a great censor job for your kids.
Once the policy and checks have been completed I will be switching my DNS to them.
You’re right… we should put up such a policy.
We’re not a censor. You can visit any valid, non-phishing you want using OpenDNS. (Note: we’ve had requests for filters on things like adult or other categories. Those may come, but they will be opt-in choices, not default features like anti-phishing).
Back to your question: the ad networks we work with (we do not, at this time, run our own) do not allow inappropriate ads. That said, I need to (a) doublecheck their exact policies and (b) understand what might get through their filters.
This isn’t something I will be able to turn around on a dime, but now it’s on my list.