Safe Surfer utilises the latest computing technology to provide you with a safer Internet surfing experience. To achieve this, we use Domain Name System (DNS) servers to:

Resolve your Internet requests (URLs) to IP addresses for your web browser to use (eg safesurfer.co.nz resolves to an IP address of 130.211.44.88, even though you do not usually see this lookup process happen in your web browser).
Record, categorise, and subsequently block inappropriate websites.

If you wish to configure a device to manually use Safe Surfer, you can use the following information to set it up. Typically you would only use this information if you are having trouble using our app services on a device, or if you want to use basic Safe Surfer filtering on a device that we do not provide an app for.

Safe Surfer IPv4 DNS servers

These addresses are usually used to configure Internet routers or other Internet-connected devices, included but not limited to laptops, desktops, smart phones, and tablets. These devices may run Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS.

104.197.28.121 (primary)
104.155.237.225 (alternative)

Once you have configured protection, we recommend visiting our website (https://www.safesurfer.co.nz) to confirm that your device is protected. You can find this at the top of our home page.

You are protected widget

Private DNS (alternative; Android/iOS)

Private DNS is an alternative DNS solution which is typically used on smart phones and tablets as an alternative protection solution. These devices may run Android or iOS.

dns.safesurfer.io

Android: tap the Settings app > tap Connections > tap More connection settings > tap Private DNS > tap the Private DNS provider hostname button > enter in the text box dns.safesurfer.io
iOS/iPadOS: tap the Settings app > tap Wi-Fi > tap the i icon next to your currently connected wireless network > tap Configure DNS > tap Manual > tap the Add Server button under DNS Servers > enter in dns.safesurfer.io and tap Done

Once you have configured protection, we recommend visiting our website (https://www.safesurfer.co.nz) to confirm that your device is protected. You can find this at the top of our home page.

You are protected widget

DNSCloak (alternative; iOS only)

DNSCloak is an alternative DNS solution specifically for iOS.

You can download the DNSCloak app for free from the App Store. Once you have downloaded the app, open it.

Tap on the search bar at the top and enter safesurfer (all in one). Tap the safesurfer listing. Tap Use this server.

DNSCloak search

If you want to stop using safesurfer, simply repeat the above process and tap Stop using this server.

Once you have enabled the safesurfer server, you may wish to add a passcode to the DNSCloak app. You can do this by navigating to the three dot menu (top right) > Set passcode.

Once you have set a password, the app will only be configurable after the passcode has been entered.

DNSCloak passcode option

Once you have configured protection, we recommend visiting our website (https://www.safesurfer.co.nz) to confirm that your device is protected. You can find this at the top of our home page.

You are protected widget
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