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Commonly Whitelisted Domains [FAQs] (6)

This post is a wiki post. Anybody can edit it to provide useful tips for whitelisting. Editing abuse may result in a ban from the forums! Whitelisting Tips List any tips you’ve discovered on how or what to whitelist in …

How do I add Wildcard sites to the blacklist? [FAQs] (7)

Update: The functionality of this is now baked into Pi-Hole! You can either add wildcarded blacklist domains on the Web Admin UI, or from the command line by running pihole -wild example.com   Note: This works for blac…

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Publicly available IPv6 DNS servers [FAQs] (2)
Commonly blacklisted domains ( 2 ) [FAQs] (30)
Why does my query log show entries from the future such as 2018-12-31? [FAQs] (2)
Do I still need browser ad blockers if I use Pi-hole? [FAQs] (2)
Why can't I connect to the Internet when I enable Pi-hole? [FAQs] (1)
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Is there an API command to disable ad blocking? [FAQs] (8)
Disable Async DNS resolver in Google Chrome [Community How-to's] (5)