New Domain Blacklists

By | October 4, 2013

So some of you may know that this blog is fairly new. Although I've been contemplating doing one for a while I didn't register the domain name for this blog until a couple of weeks ago. The blog appeared to be working well especially from my home pc. But when I got into work I found an interesting block had been placed on my site! Obviously I was scared that my new server had gotten hacked in some form and someone had been using my server for bad things. But before I overreacted and went to wipe my site. I went to this site() which looks up various domain black lists/brown lists and found that I was blacklisted!

My domain was new. Some services track newly available domains and provide a list. The company I worked for blocks them on our "secure" network. The reasoning is that new domains may be something setup recently to get around a particular block. Luckily our normal "corporate" network only blocks the standard black list. For most networks this won't be a big deal. But if you find yourself on a network with Network admins who are super serious about protecting their network you may need this.

Moral of the story is that if you're setting up a new website. Let it sit for a couple of days before going live with data you want everyone to be able to see.



My domain when it was blacklisted.

No longer blacklisted

My domain now that it is no longer blacklisted

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