Likely-Explicit DNS Connection means Covenant Eyes detected a pornographic domain (website) on an iPhone® or iPad®.
- DNS stands for Domain Name System. A domain is a website, like ad.google.com or nike.com.
- Covenant Eyes monitors all domains (website traffic) on an iPhone® or iPad® but only flags adult (likely-explicit) domains.
- Specifically, Covenant Eyes tracks top-level domains. We rate and display the heart of the website (e.g., facebook.com) and not the entire website URL (e.g., facebook.com-userprofile-john-doe-8592748).
Likely-Explicit DNS Connection
A Likely-Explicit DNS Connection triggers a Potentially Concerning Event in the Activity Summary, and we notate them in the Activity Feed.
- Covenant Eyes only tracks Likely-Explicit DNS Connections on iPhones and iPads.
- If Covenant Eyes detects a domain from an iPhone®/iPad®as a Likely-Explicit DNS Connection, the website is probably pornographic.
BLOCKED means the Covenant Eyes filter stopped the connection (website) from happening and displaying its content. Covenant Eyes will block Likely-Explicit DNS Connections if the member uses our filter.
- Covenant Eyes cannot determine if the member intentionally viewed Likely-Explicit DNS Connections because some apps generate activity in the background (when they update, refresh content, etc.) without the member's consent.
Prevent DNS Connections
- Use Apple's device controls, Screen Time, to limit adult content and keep the member from uninstalling our Safari Extension.
- Have the member use the Safari app as much as possible so we can screen-capture their activity via the Safari Extension.
- Turn off Background App Refresh for most apps to reduce unnecessary website traffic in the background. But leave it on for Covenant Eyes!