How to enforce Brave Safe Search with DNS

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This is totally not official or supported by Brave Search, as far as I can tell, but you can create a DNS zone on your local DNS server and then create either a CNAME record to, or create A records for the IP addresses that currently resolves to.


local zone


local zone
_ A
_ A
_ A
_ A

To get Image Search working properly, add an A record to your zone for that resolves to whatever actually resolves to. Currently, this is:

$ host has address has address has address has address

This is what your local zone should look like on a Windows DNS server:

Windows DNS Local Zone Screenshot

So far, this hack seems to work for our school district in testing.


  • 2022-06-28 - It looks like Brave Search keeps changing things behind the scenes. As of right now, you also need to add the following A records to your custom zone: has address has address has address has address