DNSBL doesn't block search engine links



  • I have a custom list in DNSBL that contains a few websites.  If I type xxxx.com(any blocked domain on the list) into a browser, it get's correctly pointed to 10.10.10.1 and shows a 1x1 blank image.  However, if I go to a search engine, search for xxxx, then click on a link for xxxx.com, the site loads with no issues.

    I have the unbound DNS resolver set up, and a firewall rule to block all outgoing DNS traffic.

    Can anyone help me figure out what might be going wrong here?


  • Moderator

    Did you enable the "TLD" option? Without TLD, only the listed domain/sub-domain is blocked…

    So without TLD:

    example.com will be blocked
        sub.example.com will not be blocked

    With TLD:

    All sub-domains are blocked.



  • @BBcan177:

    Did you enable the "TLD" option? Without TLD, only the listed domain/sub-domain is blocked…

    So without TLD:

    example.com will be blocked
        sub.example.com will not be blocked

    With TLD:

    All sub-domains are blocked.

    Thanks!  I figured I was missing something simple  ::)  the search result link was going through because it had a "www." on the front.  Enabling TLD fixed it.


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