HOWTO: Simply Disable Snap Shots From Snap.com

Well, I got to thinking the other day…and this one isn’t just for me. It’s really for anyone, old friends / acquaintances from Facebook, random wanders from the Internet sky, whomever.

Thanks to the joy and wonder of OpenDNS, I finally disabled Snap.com. Frankly, I hate the thing.

Some may like it, some may not, but for me trying to disable it via their interface simply didn’t function. Needless to say, I think they’re spammers now. Such a sad thing to say for what looked at first like a promising Internet startup. C’est la vie. So…they get banned from my world, at the DNS level.

Step 1 – Go to OpenDNS and chose “Create account” in the upper-right corner of the page.

Step 2 – Do the usual register-for-a-website dance.

Step 3 – Follow their instructions for using OpenDNS. This is quite technical, see their website for details.

Step 4 – Go back to OpenDNS and click on “Settings”. Scroll down to “Manage individual domains”. Leave the “Always block” setting as-is, and enter the following two domains: shots.snap.com and spa.snap.com, one at a time. Confirm that you wish these to be blocked under any and all circumstances.

Step 5 – Go back to whatever website you really want to see(for me it was a Second Life Gaming blog) and reload it. Voila! No more Snap.com! *cheers*

Hope this helps someone out there…feel free to leave a comment if this didn’t make sense or you’d just like to say thanks.

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