SQUIDBLACKLIST.ORG

Quality blacklist services tailored for web filtering platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is Squidblacklist.org?

Squidblacklist.org is a service provider. When you subscribe, you are paying for our labor to maintain these blacklists. You will be issued a user name and password that will provide access to our members area, you will have access to download all of our blacklists and more, every blacklist in every format that we offer, updated regularly, with out limitations or per seat fees.

How often are these blacklists updated?

Blacklists by Squidblacklist.org are updated multiple times throughout the day, we work for you.

I have more than one computer or subnet, do I pay extra?

No, your computers are your business, producing blacklists is ours, we do not charge per seat fees.

How can I force Google safe search?

Fortunately, Google has made this easy. You can add a static dns entry for *.google.com 216.239.38.120 which is the ip of the Google Safe Search server.

Why are these blacklists better than the free alternatives?

We have a unique backend system that allows us to discover and import new domain data from multiple sources, as well as a dead domain removal system which runs every day, ensuring fewer entries and the purest quality domain data.

Removal or addition requests.

Simply fill out our domain submission form. We respond to removal requests and publish changes quickly.

Trial subscription to Squidblacklist.org?

If you would like to try our service before committing to a long term engagement, consider a monthly subscription. If at any time you become unsatisfied or do not wish to be a long term member, simply cancel your recurring payments in your Paypal account. Or send us an email. Let us know you want to cancel and we will stop billing you right away.

Im a current member and I want to change my payment plan.

Upgrading your account is easy. Whether you intend to switch from monthly to yearly, or if you want to secure a 3 Year Membership. Simply make a payment and we will adjust your account accordingly.

How can I download blacklists right now?

Fee License Description
Download Blacklists Now $20 Monthly Standard Monthly Payment.
Download Blacklists Now $130 Yearly Standard Yearly Payment.
Download Blacklists Now $275 3 Year Standard Standard 3 Year Service Plan - Find Out More.
Download Blacklists Now $50 Monthly Commercial Monthly Payment.
Download Blacklists Now $350 Yearly Commercial Yearly Payment.
Download Blacklists Now $800 3 Year Commercial 3 Year Service Plan

COMPATIBILITY

Do these blacklists work with Squid Proxy? (ACL Format)

Yes, we are the worlds leading publisher of blacklists tailored for use with Squid Proxy ACL's, our lists wont cause any errors.

Do these blacklists work with DansGuardian or SquidGuard?

Absolutely, with a subscription to Squidblacklist.org you will have access to all of our blacklists in a shalla/urlblacklist/pfsense compatible file structure archive.

Do these blacklists work with pfSense?

With pfSense there are several methods for updating depending on which filtering strategy you are using, which blacklists you select, and which archive structure you require, all of these options are available in the members area of the website for immediate download.

Are the blacklists available for DNS Servers?

Yes, we have zone files available for those whom seek to filter using a dns solution, with formats available in bind9 compatable, or dnsmasq format.

What about Mikrotik RouterOS?

As a subscriber you will have access to blacklists ported for use with RouterOS Web Proxy 'access list', and RouterOS DNS Server 'static entries' format. Most of our lists will run on most Mikrotik Routers, however the larger lists require a more robust solution. We recommend you ensure that your Mikrotik devices have the storage and memory requisite for lists of this size. Before subscribing we recommend you review our Mikrotik Routerboard Blacklist Compatibility Chart.

I need a working squid3 configuration squid.conf where can I get one?

We have an example configuration file for use with squid3 you can download here. If however you are not running a squid3.x series proxy, or if you may require site specific configurations. You can utilize many of the resources available at squid-cache.org

UPDATING BLACKLISTS

How do I update blacklists?

You can easily schedule, crontab or even use your own update scripts and/or software for automatic updating. We use basic authentication, so you will be able to automate your blacklist updates using a wide range of existing software and applications, http, curl, wget, fetch, and many more. Check out our members section for some example update scripts.

Updating blacklists for Mikrotik RouterOS

For more information, Please read the following document - routeros-blacklist-fetch.txt

Updating blacklists with pfBlocker-ng

Right now basic support for our blacklists is indeed integrated with pfBlocker. You will be using the non-compressed 'dg-standard' acl format to manually add "DNSBL" entries within pfBlocker. Format your url in the DNSBL form, like this 'https://user:password@standard.squidblacklist.org/dg-contraband.acl' Be advised that, according to the authors, the next release of pfBlocker will include full GUI support for our service.

pfBlocker: Why isnt it blocking subdomains?

If you have blacklists successfully loaded into pfblocker, and pornsite.com is blocked, but www.pornsite.com is not, just enable the "TLD" option in the DNSBL tab (then Force Reload) and make sure to clear your dns cache on your client machines.... What that does it confirms if a root domain name is listed in the feeds, and if so, it will block all sub-domains.

How often should I update?

How often you update blacklists is ultimately up to you, but we recommend that you update the blacklists frequently, or at least twice per day.

Squid Proxy

If you intend to use Squid Proxy Native ACL blacklists with Squid Proxy, you can draft your own scripts, or you can choose from one of the two we have prepared for you. squid-update-v1.tar.gz or, a second option squid-update-v2.tar.gz

Dansguardian Under BSD or GNU/LINUX

To crontab automatic blacklist download/updates using Dansguardian on a BSD or NIX machine download dg-update.tar.gz and follow the instructions.

pfSense

Many of our members are using our blacklists with pfSense, using varous methods for updating, and they are using them in conjunction with a range of available content control solutions, including: pfBlocker, e2Guardian, Dansguardian, HAProxy, Squidguard and more.

OPNSense web configurator

Updating in OPNSense is easy. Supported authentication will be included with the most recent release of OPNSense now and in the future, so you can use our shalla/urlblacklist compatible archive, sign up, then download squidblacklist.tar.gz

Helpful Resources

Squid.conf Example How to use ACL"s in squid.conf squid.conf.txt
Domain Whitelists Gratis - A free domain whitelist collection. Whitelists
Mikrotik Chart Does your routerboard support blacklists? compatibility chart
Blacklist Index List of all blacklists on this server. all-list.txt
pfSense Tutorial #1 Configure Squid in pfSense & updates. read instructions
pfSense Tutorial #2 Update blacklists for Squidguard. read instructions
List of TLD"s A list of TLD"s. tlds.txt
Squid Users Guide A simplified users guide for Squid Proxy. Squid Proxy users guide

LICENSING

Standard Membership

Just want to filter your own small personal network? Well then a standard membership is for you. Small scale use, and the average home user or small single lan deployment. Blacklists by Squidblacklist.org are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. With a standard membership, you are free to use the lists how you please, so long as you dont reproduce and/or redistribute them in violation of our license. We do offer discount rates and service for qualifying educational groups in developing nations, and other charitable or non profit organizations, contact us for details.

Commercial Subscription

For businesses, government, and commercial entities interested integrating our blacklists as part of a network filtering strategy or as part of any commercial services or solutions. Who is a commercial subscriber? This is for businesses, military, resellers, municipal, government, corporations, and enterprises large or small. Please review our commercial services page for more information about pricing and options.

LEGAL

Liability and Responsibility

We enjoy helping our members, and sharing information or guidance with our members whenever possible because we want you to succeed. But, we are not a vocational educational institution, we are not liable for your actions. It is not our responsibility to develope, configure or maintain your systems, applications or networks unless otherwise agreed upon by contractual obligation. How you use our blacklists and other related materials is ultimately your liability, please use these lists responsibly. We do not filter, interfere with, or modify the network traffic or the internet content on any networks, and as such, we cannot and shall not be held liable for how our members, or anybody else uses our blacklists. Please consider how your filtering strategy may affect others both in negative and positive ways, and evaluate your own responsibilities as an administrator carefully.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is simple, we will never sell or release your information to any third parties for any reason. Unless we are ordered to do so by lawful authorities under legal proceedings. We will not disclose our clients identities, for advertising purposes, or to advertising companies, we will not abuse your privacy for any purpose, violating your privacy is not in our interest and we will not release, or sell your information to anybody, for any reason short of a lawful warrant or court order.

Laws Regarding Possession Of Piracy & Porn Blacklists

It may be illegal in some some locales, under regional laws, to merely possess a list of either piracy related, or pornographic domain names. Be advised to check with your legal team to ensure you are in legal compliance with your local, state, and or federal laws and regulations.

PAYMENTS

Recurring Payments

As a member you will have the option to enjoy automatic recurring payments when you subscribe.

Pay with a debit or credit card.

Select and click any of the payment buttons on this website, and during the checkout process you may select to pay without creating a paypal account by selecting the grey button on the left side of the checkout page that says "Create And Subscribe" which brings up a new page where you can enter your debit or credit card information, at the very bottom of the page, select the option "No, I don't want an account now." to avoid creating a Paypal account.

Alternative Payment Methods

If for any reason you find our payment options unreasonable, alternatively you can use Transferwise to pay us by bank transfer, Amazon Pay, or via Venmo, contact us today.

Failed Payments

If we are unable to charge your account for any reason, dont worry, Paypal will attempt to charge your account three more times, and then if collection fails it will roll over your balance to the next billing cycle.

Suspended Accounts

If your account was suspended for non payment, dont worry, we will reactivate it and add the outstanding balance to the next billing cycle. If your account is suspended and you need to have it reactivated, simply resubscribe and your username and passwod will become active once payment has been verified.

Refunds

As a provider of digital services rather than physical returnable goods. We do not issue refunds. Please consider what you are paying for before making a payment.

Cancel My Account and Stop Charges

You may cancel your account with us at anytime. Remember that It is your responsibility to contact us regarding your account for cancellation BEFORE a scheduled rebilling occurs. As a provider of digital services, we do not retroactively issue refunds. Optionally, you may also cancel recurring payments yourself manually from within your Paypal account at anytime. But you must do so, BEFORE a rebilling occurs, otherwise you might find yourself incoherantly rambling about it on reddit. Your username and password shall remain valid for the remainder of paid credited time. When this time credit has expired, your assigned credentials will be deactivated.

Claims & Disputes

If substantial evidence exists to prove or support a claim that a real criminal fraud, or an unauthorized fraudulent payment has occured, we will issue a refund. Be advised however that abusing the fraudulent claims form on Paypals website, is in and of itself a form of criminal fraud. We reserve the right to suspend your access indefinitely, at any time for any parties abusing our service by any means, including by not limited to, abusing Paypals fraudulent and unauthorized claims form.