Commonly Whitelisted Domains

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Whitelisting Tips

List any tips you’ve discovered on how to what to whitelist to solve specific issues!

Google (Maps, Youtube, etc)

Google Maps and other Google services

pihole -w clients4.google.com 
pihole -w clients2.google.com

YouTube history

pihole -w s.youtube.com 
pihole -w video-stats.l.google.com

Google Play

As described here.

pihole -w android.clients.google.com

Jackbox.tv

Jackbox.tv will not load unless you whitelist google-analytics

pihole -w www.google-analytics.com
pihole -w ssl.google-analytics.com

Spotify

The Spotify app for iOS will stop functioning unless it’s web service counterpart is whitelisted

pihole -w spclient.wg.spotify.com

Microsoft (Windows, Office, Skype, etc)

Windows uses this to verify connectivity to Internet

pihole -w www.msftncsi.com

Microsoft Web Pages (Outlook, Office365, Live, Microsoft.com…)

pihole -w outlook.office365.com products.office.com c.s-microsoft.com i.s-microsoft.com login.live.com

Backup bitlocker recovery key to Microsoft account

pihole -w g.live.com

Windows/Xbox store

pihole -w dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com geo-prod.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com displaycatalog.mp.microsoft.com

Xbox Achievements (from Reddit and /r/xboxone)

pihole -w xbox.ipv6.microsoft.com device.auth.xboxlive.com www.msftncsi.com title.mgt.xboxlive.com xsts.auth.xboxlive.com title.auth.xboxlive.com ctldl.windowsupdate.com attestation.xboxlive.com xboxexperiencesprod.experimentation.xboxlive.com xflight.xboxlive.com cert.mgt.xboxlive.com xkms.xbolive.com def-vef.xboxlive.com notify.xboxlive.com help.ui.xboxlive.com licensing.xboxlive.com eds.xboxlive.com www.xboxlive.com v10.vortex-win.data.microsoft.com settings-win.data.microsoft.com

Skype

See the GitHub Topic on these domains.

pihole -w s.gateway.messenger.live.com ui.skype.com pricelist.skype.com apps.skype.com m.hotmail.com s.gateway.messenger.live.com sa.symcb.com s{1..5}.symcb.com 

Microsoft Office

Reddit link - r/pihole - MS Office issues

pihole -w officeclient.microsoft.com

Target's Weekly Ads

pihole -w weeklyad.target.com m.weeklyad.target.com weeklyad.target.com.edgesuite.net

Facebook

pihole -w creative.ak.fbcdn.net external-lhr0-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr1-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr10-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr2-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr4-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr5-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr6-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr7-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr9-1.xx.fbcdn.net fbcdn-creative-a.akamaihd.net scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net scontent.xx.fbcdn.net scontent.fgdl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net graph.facebook.com connect.facebook.com

DirectTV

Sourced from here.

pihole -w directvnow.com directvapplications.hb.omtrdc.net s.zkcdn.net js.maxmind.com

Bild DE

pihole -w ec-ns.sascdn.com

Plex Domains

pihole -w plex.tv tvdb2.plex.tv pubsub.plex.bz proxy.plex.bz proxy02.pop.ord.plex.bz cpms.spop10.ams.plex.bz meta-db-worker02.pop.ric.plex.bz meta.plex.bz tvthemes.plexapp.com.cdn.cloudflare.net tvthemes.plexapp.com 106c06cd218b007d-b1e8a1331f68446599e96a4b46a050f5.ams.plex.services meta.plex.tv cpms35.spop10.ams.plex.bz proxy.plex.tv metrics.plex.tv pubsub.plex.tv status.plex.tv www.plex.tv node.plexapp.com nine.plugins.plexapp.com staging.plex.tv app.plex.tv o1.email.plex.tv  o2.sg0.plex.tv dashboard.plex.tv

Domains used by Plex

pihole -w gravatar.com - custom login pictures
pihole -w thetvdb.com - metadata for tv series
pihole -w themoviedb.com - metadata for movies

Sonarr

pihole -w services.sonarr.tv skyhook.sonarr.tv download.sonarr.tv apt.sonarr.tv forums.sonarr.tv

Placehold.it (Image placeholders often used during web design. Not sure why this is even blocked in the first place.)

pihole -w placehold.it placeholdit.imgix.net

Dropbox

As described here:

pihole -w dl.dropboxusercontent.com ns1.dropbox.com ns2.dropbox.com

Fox News

as described here.

pihole -w widget-cdn.rpxnow.com

Images on Marketwatch.com

pihole -w s.marketwatch.com

Apple Music

pihole -w itunes.apple.com

GoDaddy webmail buttons

pihole -w imagesak.secureserver.net

Google Chrome (to update on ubuntu)

pihole -w dl.google.com

Apple ID

pihole -w appleid.apple.com

SnapChat

pihole -w app-analytics.snapchat.com sc-analytics.appspot.com cf-st.sc-cdn.net

WatchESPN

as described here.

pihole -w fpdownload.adobe.com entitlement.auth.adobe.com livepassdl.conviva.com

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