One of our favorite stories to share (and it’s one we hear often) is when our users set up OpenDNS for their parents. From the high school students who want to protect mom and dad from phishing, moms and dads who want to make sure their kids are safe online at Grandma or Grandpa’s house, and those of you tired of troubleshooting your parents unreliable ISP, OpenDNS users have been setting up the service for their parents en masse.

So, once again inspired by our incredible users, and with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just around the corner, we’ve made it easier than ever for everyone to give their parents a safer, faster, smarter and more reliable Internet with OpenDNS.

We created this simple site┬áthat takes care of the hard work for you. Just give us mom or dad’s email (we’ll never use it for anything other than this purpose) and we’ll send them a personalized message explaining why you’re giving them the gift of a safer Internet by setting up OpenDNS. The page also includes a handy link to router instructions, stories from our team members, and a few pointers for explaining the service to Mom and Dad.

We know it’s not always easy to schedule time if parents don’t live nearby. We learned a great trick from one of our users who set up the service for his parents using a screen sharing tool. There are tons out there, but if you have a favorite we’d love to hear it in the comments. Once you set up OpenDNS for your parents, tell us your stories. Email us and tell us why you helped #SpreadOpenDNS.


OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch with his parents

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