[UPDATE] The best blocking lists for the Pi-Hole + Alternative DNS servers 2019

I am blocked from adding your link ‘Status: Connection Refused’ I was doing some updates and I had to re-add a couple of times am I just out of luck and have to wait a week?

I’m now using your blacklist and all seems good except today I tried to download a ubuntu iso from http://www.mirrorservice.org/ and it got blocked. I know I can add to my whitelist but wondered whether it might not be needed in your blacklist ?

Fixed, Thanks :wink:
Also, this is not the place to report false positives on my blocklist, you need to be here: https://redd.it/bppug1 for that.


thank you for this information.

[sjhgvr]Thanks for your Blacklist, but I tried to open http://www.bild.de and now this site recognize that I use an adblocker. with the Original blacklist from pihole this this works fine, also without adds. What is the reason?, could you please help witout changing my whitelist. When I put this site to the whitelist I get adds again, right?

I have spent the last couple days compiling Blocklists into fewer, but larger lists. Feel free to check them out https://github.com/nicholasb2101/PiHole. I deserve none of the credit, all of it goes to the original creators of the lists, I only hope to provide an easier means to view/using/customizing them.

Please note that these are more generalized lists. I personally recommend them and use them along with the whitelist provided.

Is the list down? Recently updated and saw this when it failed.

[i] Target: dbl.oisd.nl ()
[✗] Status: Connection Refused
[✗] List download failed: no cached list available

You will need to put https:// in front of that domain for Pi-Hole to load the list.

Weird, I didn’t catch that… I have had the list loaded for months now and after the latest pihole update it must have removed it… I just noticed in the terminal it failed so I went to investigate.

It is listed with the right URL let me check if it’s still failing

Edit: it’s working again must have just been a fluke, thanks for the help!

Great job man! Thanks a lot!

Do you still update this post? What’s about localized list (FR for example)?

Right now, in addition to yours, I use those lists:


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Thanks again for your work. :slight_smile:

Here you have a collection of letters to Pi-Hole, I collected from various websites.

Thnx for this list!

I’m looking forward to see some more updates :smiley:

Can I Just put " https://github.com/kry008/PI-HOLE-AD-LIST-POLSKA/blob/master/lista.txt" into the Pi-hole Block list via web interface, or do I need to add each each Block list URL listed found in “lista.txt” separately?

I ask because the link is a “list of Block lists”. Will PI-hole block these urls or will it ingest all of the listed block lists respective txts ?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.




Note that if you get the raw version of the link you posted, you can copy and paste all the URL’s to your clipboard and paste the lot into the blocklist entry page on the web GUI at once - they don’t have to go individually. But, you can’t just put in the URL of the group of lists.

Edit - so, I did just those steps and there are many lists in that file that are no longer available. If you load the lists that do exist, you end up with 4,820,987 domains on blocklist, which seems a bit over the top. Plus, some of the lists are not properly formatted for Pi-Hole and contain entries like this (none of which are valid domains):


Use this batch of lists at your own peril.

This URL is no longer working.

I am new to pihole and seem cool and installed it and using it. with so many block list to add do i just keep adding them! what if it already exist, would it build a duplicate list unnecessarly, I can’t manually check if exist becaz its too much.
Is there a chance one block ip address from one list can exist on other list!

Would be nice if there is a single source who maintains all block lists ever so I can always update from them.

I thought setting up piHole with default settings would block ads in my youtube and tv apps (like nbc news app) by default but i did not see it blocked and i see lots of ads in youtube now a days then before and badly want to remove them.


Here this is cool thing it have only 3 file
Use less time to update gravity about 10 sec

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Thank you and I use that list on my Pi.