Introducing Developer Dan's Hosts blocklist

Starting with Blokada v5.6, and v4.10, a new blocklist is available in Blokada: Developer Dan’s Hosts.

Credits: Daniel White.

What is it?

A general purpose blocklist, that compiles many other blocklists into one, and tries to avoid false positives. It gets regular updates. There are several configurations, which we are including in the app.

It’s part of our search for the new default blocklist (instead of Energized Blu), so please try it out, and let us know how it works for you.

This blocklist list is reasonably sized, with around 240k hosts in the “Ads & Tracking” configuration (similar to Energized Blue).

Learn more about the available blocklists here.

How to use it?

In order to activate it on Android (Blokada 5):

  • Open “Advanced” tab
  • Tap “Blocklists”
  • Find “Developer Dan’s Hosts” at the bottom, and activate it

In order to activate it on Android (Blokada 4):

  • Open the bottom menu
  • Navigate to Adblocking -> Host Lists
  • Find “Developer Dan’s Hosts”, and activate it

In order to activate it on iOS:

  • Open “Advanced” tab
  • Find “Developer Dan’s Hosts” at the bottom, and activate it
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That shouldn’t be OISD, but Developer Dan’s, right? :yum:

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Thank you for reading what I write :smiley:

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Another junk list, here’s why;

gigazine . asia # gigazine . asia is gigazine . net/ This is a domain that only redirects the image of the advertisement to i . gzn . jp
sdup . update . 360safe . com # updates to 360 total security antivirus
concierge . analytics . console . aws . a2z . com # AWS console services search ( eu-north-1 . console . aws . amazon . com/console/home?region=eu-north-1)
s7 . addthis . com # Opening items on www . freubelweb . nl/category/haakpatroon/
app . adjust . com # spotify links in telegram link to this
ulink . adjust . com # spotify mobile redirect
tracking . deepsearch . adlucent . com # sponsored Google search results
cf-npr . streaming . adswizz . com # play . pocketcasts . com > NPR Planet Money Download
npr . streaming . adswizz . com # play . pocketcasts . com > NPR Planet Money Download
d . agkn . com # shopping redirect
aan . amazon . com # to allow for Android Amazon Shopping App to work . Otherwise you get an “UH OH . Something went wrong” Error .
aax-us-iad . amazon . com # to allow for Android Amazon Shopping App to work . Otherwise you get an “UH OH . Something went wrong” Error .
unagi-na . amazon . com # Kindle Fire tablet downloads
aax-us-east . amazon-adsystem . com # Amazon shopping (app)
c . amazon-adsystem . com # mashable . com videos
mads . amazon-adsystem . com # to allow for Android Amazon Shopping App to work . Otherwise you get an “UH OH . Something went wrong” Error .
s . amazon-adsystem . com # Amazon shopping (app)
pinpoint . us-east-1 . amazonaws . com # websites that run on AWS, inc square space
api . amplitude . com # Post Ikea reviews
appboy-images . com # images in emails
fast . appcues . com # werknemerloket!!
cdn . appdynamics . com # Needed for US bank
stocks-analytics-events . apple . com # stocks widget on iPhone
manifest . auditude . com # Needed for TNT to work
autopilothq . com # provides a dashboard for online marketeers
app . autopilothq . com # provides a dashboard for online marketeers
aweber . com # newsletter
api . bluecore . com # needed to unsubscribe from Living Spaces emails
dashboard-01 . braze . com # needed for unsubscribing
dashboard-03 . braze . com # Mailing list unsubscribe URL
campaign-archive . com # used to show feeds of archived newsletter posts
dw . cbsi . com # gamespot . com video content
production-cmp . isgprivacy . cbsi . com # play movies on giantbomb . com
hopx . cedexis . com # video playback: play . mylifetime . com/shows/married-at-first-sight/season-2/episode-0 The video will probably only play in the US, and if you have a cable subscription .
richmedia . channeladvisor . com # product images on costco . com
smetrics . cnn . com # needed for cnn app
apps . crashlytics . com # update beta apps
api . cxense . com # Comment function on Wall Street Journal
cdn . cxense . com # Comment function on Wall Street Journal
cdn . dynamicyield . com # needed for www . zalora . com . my
secure . eloqua . com # used for requests to unsubscribe from various email newsletters
nexus . ensighten . com # The chat bubble for starting a chat with a customer service agent on americanexpress . com
w88 . espn . com # iOS ESPN APP
c . evidon . com # gamespot videos
mirrors . evowise . com # linux mint mirror
ad . foodlion . com # To see the Weekly Specials for the grocery store at www . foodlion . com/weekly-specials/
adservice . google . com # Google shopping (top results on mobile) use this since a while
ampcid . google . com # tele2 . nl cookie screen on mobile
fundingchoicesmessages . google . com # interpals . net/ cookie warning
google-analytics . com # www . america-today . com/nl-nl/dames/jassen/
ssl . google-analytics . com # bol . com finish order processing on mobile
googleadservices . com # google shopping links
googletagmanager . com # FreshChat on DesignBold
googletagservices . com # IMPORTANT!! nfl . com videos; http://www . nfl . com/videos/up-to-the-minute/ clicking videos below will not work otherwise!!
player . h-cdn . com # javwhores . com video player
glimmer . hearstapps . com # video on www . menshealth . com/
assets . huluim . com # Without it playback errors while trying to watch Hulu Live TV?
7235901 . collect . igodigital . com # Part of Wiggle . co . uk ‘people who also bought’ See: www . wiggle . co . uk/lifeline-275650b-mtb-inner-tube
goto-walmart-com . ct . impactradius . com # slickdeals referral link
cdn-gl . imrworldwide . com # videos on news . com . au
secure-us . imrworldwide . com # DirecTV mobile app
t . indeed . com # email links for indeed job matches
js-sec . indexww . com # mashable videos
credit . finance . intuit . com # allows for people to check their credit score in the app called Mint
sci . intuit . com # required to use intuit turbotax online .
ip-api . com # iOS Ubiquiti WifiMan
pro . ip-api . com # iOS - Ubiquiti WifiMan
api . ipstack . com # Adding items to cart on acehardware . com
iubenda . com # Compliance website for privacy policies and privacy rights/options
platform . twitter . complayercdn . jivox . com # eh?
d . joinhoney . com # blocks the Honey browser extension (for discounts/shopping) from functioning
s . joinhoney . com # blocks the Honey browser extension (for discounts/shopping) from functioning
checkip . justwatch . com # justwatch . com app country select
prod01 . kaxsdc . com # For Vanilla e-reward Visa cards to load properly on vanillaereward . com
klaviyo . com # needed for kith . com/pages/apparel-sizing
trk . klclick . com # email referral links
events . launchdarkly . com # ecobee
api . leanplum . com # breaks a/b testing in some apps
us . ad . lgsmartad . com # required to view the cover art in the LG Store on LG TVs .
us . info . lgsmartad . com # required to view the cover art in the LG Store on LG TVs .
collector . lightstep . com # nvidia GeForce Now
events . mapbox . com # Should not be blocked . Makes the service unuseable
assets . micpn . com # microsoft store mail
e785s8hz . micpn . com # microsoft store mail
self . events . data . microsoft . com # Microsoft Office
v10 . events . data . microsoft . com # used for Xbox Live Achievements (confirmed by Microsoft)
v20 . events . data . microsoft . com # used for Xbox Live Achievements (confirmed by Microsoft)
vortex . data . microsoft . com # halo reach online
cs . dds . microsoft . com # Microsoft AutoPilot account retrieval
ztd . dds . microsoft . com # Microsoft AutoPilot account retrieval
telecommand . telemetry . microsoft . com # Used by Windows Error Reporting
dzc-metrics . mzstatic . com # iTunes Sync ?
cdn-customers . nanorep . com # needed for support . nordvpn . com
apt . newrelic . com # valid things such as fetching their GPG key ( docs . newrelic . com/docs/agents/php-agent/installation/php-agent-installation-ubuntu-debian) .
insights . eu . newrelic . com # New relic insights app
oui . cdn . optimizely . com # needed for various websites
view . paradym . com # view details of realestate listings
storage . pardot . com # AMD whitepapers / email images
api . parsely . com # NFL . com videos
static . parsely . com # NFL . com videos
ct . pinterest . com # Conversion tag developers . pinterest . com/docs/ad-tools/conversion-tag/
trk . pinterest . com # trk . pinterest . com You should still be able to content filter Pinterest through the web on all devices . You will be able to access the App however you won’t be able to do any filtering in the App .
powerbi . com # microsoft site
android . bugly . qq . com # Xiaomi Cam
usbank-app . quantummetric . com # Needed for US bank
a . realsrv . com # videos on http://www . uflash . tv
ris . res-x . com # sephora . com
media . richrelevance . com # hollandandbarrett . nl (sorteer op)
recs . richrelevance . com # brazilian store app (Camicado)
api . rollbar . com # used by Unifi Cloud Keys for Unifi Protect
rpxnow . com # fido . ca login
ak . sail-horizon . com # Needed for watch . wwe . com
b . scorecardresearch . com # NPO Start ( discourse . pi-hole . net/t/commonly-whitelisted-domains/212/59)
sb . scorecardresearch . com # NPO Start ( discourse . pi-hole . net/t/commonly-whitelisted-domai
cdn . segment . com # fender . com navigation
evergreen . segment . com # UI framework for developers
golink . segment . com # Redirect from a Marketing Technology Software Vendor
browser . sentry-cdn . com # cdn to sentry js
js . sentry-cdn . com # Warframe related marketplace website needs a javascript file from this cdn
s . swiftypecdn . com # search on docs . ansible . com/ansible/latest/index . html
ping . taplytics . com # banking app? www . reddit . com/r/oisd_blocklist/comments/dwxgld/dbloisdnl_internets_1_domain_blocklist/fggxa74?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
tags . tiqcdn . com # Channel list on T-Mobile’s TVision website won’t load (after inputting ZIP code . . . you can do 90001) unless you whitelist the above domain . Once whitelisted, it loads fine .
usage . trackjs . com # Samsung smart things community . smartthings . com/t/smartthings-app-in-samsung-tv-is-blank-no-devices/184634/6
clk . tradedoubler . com # referal
pdt . tradedoubler . com # referal
pwm-image . trendmicro . com # an online password manager from Trend Micro .
static . www . turnto . com # monoprice . com change cable length
tvpassport . com # provides tv listings
analytics . twitter . com # Following links in tweets stops working as it redirects through this domain
cdn . syndication . twitter . com # tweet button
ubiservices . data . ubi . com # access game content in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (such as uploaded photos and missions)
device-api . urbanairship . com # push notificaties app fotmob
reach-api . urbanairship . com # add boarding pass to apple wallet
dc . services . visualstudio . com # werknemerloket
ssl . o . webmd . com # registration for medscape app android
activity . windows . com # The new Edge Chromium browser appears to be using it to sync favorites, tabs, settings, etc . across devices
a . wishabi . com # flipp . com
b . wishabi . com # flipp . com
cdn . wootric . com # needed for zoom in browser
sdx . xfinity . com # Xfinity MyAccount android app - Xfinity is US cable tv/internet provider
7059 . xg4ken . com # link to shop via google
p . yotpo . com # checkout process on the following website: www . soufeel . co . uk/
staticw2 . yotpo . com # reviews on cdkeys . com
cdn . ziffstatic . com # comment section allestoringen . nl
ratas . sanoma . fi # nu . nl videos
api . branch . io # needed for chrome reddit links to open correctly in app!
ipa . elev . io # needed together with cdn . elev . io to show FAQ on my . zipmoney . com . au/
extole . io # used for referring people to the discover credit card
origin . extole . io # Discover credit card referral links use this .
gleam . io # mostly for giveaways
src . litix . io # video playback on dmax . de
geo . ngtv . io # www . hbo . com/westworld
dicks-sporting-goods . pxf . io # elfster link redirect to Dicks Sporting Goods website .
linkedin-learning . pxf . io # LinkedIn-learning link, login (with SSO of work)
michaelstores . pxf . io # link from Slickdeals to Michaels
cdn . raygun . io # to place online food orders for pickup .
segment . io # Cruchyroll Subtitles
cdn . segment . io # Cruchyroll premium videos
sentry . io # application error monitoring service
eu . spgo . io # access shipping information through the shopping site . more information: www . sparkpost . com/docs/tech-resources/enabling-multiple-custom-tracking-domains/
sdk . split . io # gift card redeeming website appears to use it as some kind of API backend?
api . traq . li # email redirect
prisacom . 112 . 207 . net # Needed to load images on newspapers (prisacom)
s0 . 2mdn . net # CBS . com shows
oracle . 112 . 2o7 . net # Oracle Cloud management dashboard
prisacom . 112 . 2o7 . net # Needed to load images on newspapers (prisacom)
a248 . e . akamai . net # brita . nl images
anwb . blueconic . net # ANWB Vakantiehulp app, land kiezen
edge1 . certona . net # www . sephora . com/beauty/best-selling-makeup
cdna . clicktale . net # email redirects
abnamro . demdex . net # PS4 iDeal Payments!
nab . demdex . net # blocking banks in Austraia
td . demdex . net # TD Canada Trust iOS App
wellsfargobankna . demdex . net # wells fargo app
ad . doubleclick . net # Google shopping
cl . exct . net # used for links in emails set from Fanatics (https ://www . fanatics . com)
cl . s10 . exct . net # oculus email black friday links
s6 . exct . net # Basic-fit password reset
cl . s6 . exct . net # link in email
cl . s7 . exct . net # tracking link in legitimate marketing emails that does a redirect to the real page . Salesforce uses them, for example .
2a7e9 . v . fwmrm . net # UKTV
5af10 . v . fwmrm . net # site is used to stream DIRECTV VOD?
5d3e9 . v . fwmrm . net # Viafree (Scandinavian VOD service) on Apple TV
5e124 . v . fwmrm . net # vtm . be/the-voice-van-vlaanderen/throwback-thursday-die-keer-dat-natalia-met-anne-marie-op-het-podium-stond
lptag . liveperson . net # support chats
t . myvisualiq . net # first hit on google for paypal . com, “ad”-redirect
m1 . nsimg . net # Pornhub live webcam images
static . cdn . responsys . net # used for Harbor Freight emails
sc-static . net # user report needed for something in snapchat app
track . seadform . net # IKEA . com first google hit redirect
c . singular . net # link redirects
optanon . blob . core . windows . net # Blocking this is mangling the display of the cookie banner at the bottom of pages on thesun . co . uk due to not being able to load the optanon . css file .
engage . wixapps . net # whitelist only in-site contact developer
s . zkcdn . net # DirectTVnow
spartoo . nl # webshop
analytics . archive . org # needed for some archive processes
consentmanager . mgr . consensu . org # sourceforge . net need to be able to get cookie warning to be able to download
cdn . consentmanager . mgr . consensu . org # sourceforge . net need to be able to get cookie warning to be able to download
cmp . faktor . mgr . consensu . org # talpa cookiewaarschuwing
quantcast . mgr . consensu . org # vi . nl cookiewaarschuwing
api . quantcast . mgr . consensu . org # needed to dismiss cookie popup on thesimsresource . com
sourcepoint . mgr . consensu . org # spiegel . de cookie
sdk . privacy-center . org # telegraaf . nl videos
adj . st # spotify mobile redirect
q4mn . adj . st # spotify links on iOS opening in browser
uapi . adrise . tv # The Tubi TV Roku App requires the following host to function
spade . twitch . tv # Prime Twitch Loot
o . ss2 . us # community . sophos . com/products/sophos-central/f/general/113849/threat-detection-for-o-ss2-us—looks-like-a-possible-false-positive-for-ssl-revocation-checks
s . ss2 . us # community . flexera . com/t5/Software-Vulnerability-Manager/Change-of-SSL-Certificate-and-CRL-Distribution-points-for-https/ta-p/111988
x . ss2 . us # knowledge . autodesk . com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/What-URLs-protocols-should-be-accessible-for-Desktop-Subscription-to-work . html

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Why are you attempting to get away from Energized Blu? Just wondering.

Is there a reason you don’t report this to the list maintainer if you feel there is such a severe issue? We are not them.

It tends to have a large amount of false positives that need to be allowed through manually which are common websites and instead of being its own maintained list is just taking and throwing others together without checking the contents. The maintainer of the project has been less than reachable as well.

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Just providing info on why that list should not be the default blocklist in blokada.

Other blocklist maintainers often choose ad and tracker blocking over functionality.

They go for the “if a user wants this, they should whitelist it themselves” approach.

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Have you actually tried to voice this to the maintainer or is this just your general opinion? No list is ever going to be perfect and so the best thing to do when there are errors is to report that because otherwise nothing can be done.

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General opionion through experience. And there’s also this.

Where I stand behind my slogan: “You won’t find any false positives. Or prove me wrong; I dare you to report any ;)”…

I’m not including those domains, he is.
So if you are so keen in letting him know this, link him here and have him defend his list?

And/or try and find any problems with my list :wink:

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Is that a challenge?
:grinning:

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what is hate & junk?