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Kudos0

Level 3 Communications DNS?

Who owns these DNS IP Addresses below?

4.34.119.17  Level 3 Communications United States

4.34.119.15  Level 3 Communications United States

WHY does Norton Core default to these DNS addresses?  

Some ISP routers do not allow you to enter in any custom DNS IP addresses.

When I choose Neustar Advantage or Norton Secure DNS the above DNS IP's are assigned to Norton Core. 

Who owns them????

WHY cant we add custom DNS IP Addresses to Norton Core? 

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Kudos0

Re: Level 3 Communications DNS?

Hello dec0der. Both those DNS IP addresses are owned and operated by..Level 3 Communications as they are a domain name server registrar. Core DNS bounces between one or more DNS providers including Neustar at any given time. The Core secure DNS died around Christmas of 2017, it has bounced between 1 of 3 providers since. And unfortunately due to the firmware design of Core we cannot manually edit DNS values on Core. The ability to do so has been requested and submitted to development several times, it is not forthcoming. The current firmware settings limitations are in the screenshot below.

IF, your router has the settings for this change your internal DNS values. IF it does not, use one of the other settings provided in the app. FWIW!! What I have done is set the DNS values on my ISP device to those of the free Cloud Flare. Then, set the Core DNS to ISP. Reboot both your ISP device and Core at the same time. Core will connect to and use the Cloud Flare DNS servers as if they are your ISP.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Level 3 Communications DNS?

SoulAsylum, thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I cannot edit the DNS in my ISP's router as it is hard coded.  I tried to add the Cloudflare DNS to my nic card IP4 settings to the cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1 / 1.0.0.1 and the Norton Core DNS overrides it

Is Neustar DNSSEC? I'm sure it is, but I do not trust this DNS as it may be forced to be re-routed though a rouge alphabet agency. 

So basically I am screwed, unless I use my VPN 24/7.

Kudos0

Re: Level 3 Communications DNS?

Have you spoken to your ISP about a better router or having them change your DNS settings for you?

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93

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