Manage DNSWatch Allowlist Domains

DNSWatch automatically denies connections to domains based on Domain Feeds. If you want DNSWatch to allow access to a domain even if it appears in a Domain Feed, you can add the domain to the Allowlist.

To manage DNSWatch Allowlist Domains:

  1. Log in to your DNSWatch account.
  2. Select Configure > Domain Allowlist.
    The Domain Allowlist page opens.

Screen shot of the DNSWatch Allowlist

From this page you can:

  • Search for a domain
  • Add, update, and delete domains on your Allowlist
  • Filter the Allowlist Domains

Domain Search

You can use the Domain Search feature to check whether a domain is already included in the Blocklist domains, Allowlist domains, or Domain Feeds. If a domain is not found on these lists, it appears in the search results as an allowed domain.

To search for a domain from the Domain Allowlist page:

  1. Click Search All Domains.
    The Domain Search page opens.
  2. In the Enter a domain name text box, type the domain name and click Search Domains.
    The Domain Search page opens with the search results and Actions.

If a domain is found on a Domain Feed, you can select the Add a domain to Allowlist action in the search results to add the domain to the Allowlist. For more information about the Domain Search page, see Search DNSWatch Domains.

Add Domains to the Allowlist

From the Domain Allowlist page, you can manually add domains to the Allowlist.

You cannot add a domain to the Allowlist if it is already on the Blocklist.

You can also add up to 100 new domains to the allowlist at the same time. Each domain is added as a separate list item.

Update a Domain from the Allowlist

For each domain, you can update the description and select whether to include subdomains.

Remove a Domain from the Allowlist

When you remove a domain from the Allowlist, DNSWatch denies DNS requests to the domain if it appears in a Domain Feed.

Filter the Allowlist

You can apply filters to find domains on the allowlist that meet specific criteria. You can filter based on the domain name, the description, and the user who added the domain to the allowlist.

To filter domains:

  1. Click Filter.
    A list of available filters appears.

Screen shot of the Filters options

  1. Specify one or more of the available filters.
  2. To apply the specified filters, click Apply Filters.
    The domain list is filtered and the filters are no longer visible.

To clear the filters:

  1. Click Filter.
  2. Click Clear Filters.
    The domain list is not filtered.

See Also

DNSWatch Dashboard

Manage DNSWatch

Manage DNSWatch Blocklist Domains

Manage Filtered Domains