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About the DNS Sinkhole Page

A DNS Sinkhole enables you to reject or resolve DNS requests for disallowed domains. It can be used to prevent access to malicious URLs at an enterprise level. It can also be used to restrict access to specific sites that violate corporate policies, including social networking, abusive content and so on. For more information, see Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention Cloud Administration Guide.

To access the DNS Sinkhole page, click Configure> Firewall Policy> DNS Sinkhole.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from the DNS Sinkhole page:

Field Descriptions

The following table describes the information displayed on the DNS Sinkhole page:




The name of the sinkhole. The name is unique, includes a number, an alphabet, and a special character other than < and >.

Sinkhole Domain Name

The domain name for the sinkhole. The default value is

IPv4 Address

The IPv4 address of the sinkhole.

IPv6 Address

The IPv6 address of the sinkhole.


Name or IP addresses of the devices assigned to the sinkhole.

Publish State

The publishing status of the sinkhole.


The domain to which the sinkhole is assigned.