Blocking Behavior

Google Public DNS strongly believes in our users' freedom to use the DNS resolver of their choice and being able to resolve any name in the Domain Name System. However, copyright laws in some jurisdictions allow rights holders to seek judicial injunctions against DNS intermediaries that require those intermediaries to block specified copyright infringing domains in those jurisdictions.

For these jurisdictions, Google Public DNS will comply with court orders to block DNS resolution of all names under specified domains. In the event of a block, we will communicate this explicitly in the query response. The response returned will have DNS RCODE REFUSED, optionally with an extended DNS error 16 (Censored).

Jurisdictions where we perform blocking

  • France (FR)