OpenDNS Deluxe vs. OpenDNS Basic
The image at the left side is a screenshot of my free basic OpenDNS account and as you can see, I can add whitelist and blacklist after customizing the filtering level to use (see image at the right for web filtering). This Basic edition allows us to manage the whitelist and blacklist up to 25 domains only. The paid edition, Deluxe will let us add more domains – up to 50.
OpenDNS Deluxe offers advanced customization on Block and Guide pages - offering rich-text editor instead of using a plain text editor on block and guide pages.
Another feature of OpenDNS Deluxe package includes viewing a year of statistics and logs of your OpenDNS network activity instead of the limited 2 weeks of logs and stats.
Also OpenDNS Deluxe will show no more advertisements when you mistype, view or seen a guide or block pages. This is neat because some unwanted is push by rogue advertisers (also known as malvertisement)
Is it worth upgrading to OpenDNS Deluxe?
If you want to add more domains to manage, avoid annoying ads when a block page or mistype URL occurs and wish to keep a year of logs then yes, you might consider upgrading. That’s 5 extra features that OpenDNS Basic is missing. Also, you’ll be supporting the service so they can continue in providing and implementing better and safer DNS.