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About DNSBL Blacklist Check

A website may end up in the blacklist if the owner of the site decides to distribute emails that promoted an upcoming item to thousands of users. If any recipients of the emails mark the message as spam and the email service provider could place the site on the blacklist. In a different situation If you observe that your site's regular users have decreased and visitors to your website have decreased, one of the causes may be that your website is banned. If someone offers to buy a domain from you, it is important to determine if that domain is not blacklisted.

Certain organizations run the blacklist service over the internet. Email service providers determine whether a website is blacklisted by DNSBL and SURBL. These email service providers employ these tools to remove spam before it is delivered to the user. Certain DNSBL service providers employ different criteria to identify and remove websites. Spam filters that are used by mail service companies utilize DNSBL services as their first option for defense. SURBL isn't the only line of defense when it comes to checking spam emails. It is a directory of websites which have been banned for their appearance in spam emails. These methods are employed by companies that provide email services as their primary line of defense against spam emails.

What is SURBL?

SURBL is an index of websites that have been featured in unsolicited mailers. It's an additional line of defence but not all spam filters use it.

Over time, spammers become very clever, and there is no a reliable way to identify each spam email. Email administrators utilize SURBLs to search the body text for any web address that is present, and then compare the blacklists. If they find any addresses in the message, it will be categorized as spam or treated in accordance with the directions.

NOTE: It is interesting to consider that the websites used in the unsolicited emails are frequently used, as opposed to the constantly changing botnet IP addresses used to send out the majority of messages. If you're from an email marketing firm or running ads in email or are an administrator of an email system and your IP address has been banned, then you will need to cooperate with various DNSBLs and SURBLs in order to remove your IP address.

How can an IP blacklist is integrated into email service? Email service?

The process is straightforward.

  • Imagine that you email to some user Mike.
  • Mike's email server can identify the sender's IP address , and translate it to the domain name.
  • Mike's mail server is able to check both the domain and address of the sender's IP number in the blacklist database for IP/domains.
  • If the domain or IP is blacklisted, your mail will likely end up in Mike's junk mail or spam folder with no message being checked.
  • When the IP of the domain or IP is on the repeated spam sender list, then the ISP's spam filters will block the message, which means it won't make it to Mike's mailer.

What is the reason my IP address is being blacklisted?

Blacklists are a collection of IP addresses thought to send spam. The emails sent from the IP address are blocked or sent to the spam folder of the recipient or dealt with accordingly.

Your IP could be on one blacklist or several backlists. There isn't any central authority to determine that. Each blacklist is independently managed and has its own guidelines to list or remove the IP address on its blacklist.

There are a variety of reasons for why your IP might be in the list of blacklisted IPs.

  1. The primary reasons behind IP blacklisting is the virus or malware and sending numerous email spam.
  2. If you have mail servers that are not correctly configured, which causes spam to be sent or you are deliberately sending spam, then your IP address is blacklisted.
  3. Perhaps you've tried to buy the emails from an third-party with a large number of incorrect or spam email addresses.
  4. Most mailers label your email as spam.
  5. Someone hacked your email address and is using it for illicit actions.
  6. It is also possible where your IP address is listed in the blacklist, even though you didn't do anything wrong. It is usually the case when you have an DHCP IP. The majority of blacklist maintainers automatically adds an IP address assigned by DHCP by the ISP. Although you're not a spammer, you could be you were the one who used your IP address before you was using it for spamming activities. Only your ISP is aware of who used the IP address prior to the assignment to you.
  7. Your site could be placed in a search engine's blacklist as well, and no legitimate website would want to be on to be on a blacklist. There are a variety of reasons that influence this situation.
    • If your website is considered to be spammy or, perhaps, you are receiving backlinks from spammy websites.
    • Your site is thought to be being used for hacking.
    • When the site is added to the blacklist of search engines It will be removed off the web.

How can you get off the blacklist? Or what to do in the event that your IP is blacklisted?

  1. To be removed from the blacklist, or to remove your name of being blacklisted, ensure whether your system is free of malware or viruses and that no unauthorised traffic is being sent out of your system. Find the IP address that is listed as blacklisted and get in touch with them.
  2. Find out why they have included your IP address into their blacklist. The majority of blacklists offers general explanations. It is essential to check each one of them.
  3. The majority of blacklists lets you submit a request for removal. Each blacklist offers a unique method of raising the request for removal.
  4. Sending the request for removal is a request from your side. This does not guarantee that your Blacklist maintainer will be able to honor your request.


What happens if my IP is still on the blacklist?


  1. The most frequent reason why your IP address continues to be blacklisted is because your IP address was listed and then banned for sending spam emails.
  2. If you're a residential user the presence of your IP address on the blacklist will not have much impact.
  3. However, if you're operating a business, or using an email server, you should delist the IP address. Verify that your system is free of any viruses or malware or if your email server is properly configured.

Search Engines Blacklist Tool

Any legitimate site would not want to be included in a search engine's blacklist. If a site is listed on any blacklist of search engines it will mean the end of the website's presence on the internet. Websites that are blacklisted by search engines are banned for certain reasons. If a site is involved in spamming it could be banned.

If a site is believed to be guilty of being used in hacking other websites and is blacklisted, it will be removed from the list. If a site has links to sites that are not trusted or websites, it is likely to be blacklisted. These are but a few reasons that websites are being banned. Be aware that search engines check each website's content as well as its links. If they find any suspicious activity or negative websites it will remove the website. When the search engine blacklists an online site, it is removed off the internet. Search engines utilize the IP address in order to block websites. This means that if your site is running on an IP address that is dynamic, and the search engine blacklists the IP address, all websites that used the IP address won't show up on the internet,

Blacklisted Sites

There are a myriad of databases online that keep lists of abusive hosts'. The email service provider and ISPs review these lists to shield their customers from threats like virus, malware and other harmful things.

The number of blacklist sites lists that it is nearly impossible for website owners to know if site is listed on any website. So, you must make use of a tool to determine whether your site is listed included on any blacklist. If it is you need to take steps to remove it from the blacklist. You can utilize Google analysis tools and techniques to look up the Google blacklist lists.

Using Blacklist Lookup

An easier way to determine whether a site is listed on the blacklist of websites is to visit and scroll down to the icon for blacklist lookup. Or you can copy/paste in a tab of your search browser. It is essential to be aware of what the address is of the domain you are looking for. You can enter the IP address, and run the test. This tool checks only whether your website is listed on the DNSBL list.

To determine if your site is linked to another website, you can make use of other tools available online.

Smart Phones On Blacklists

Smart phones are lost and stolen on a daily basis, and thousands of instances are reported the cell service providers. If the person who owns the phone has their phone's IMEI number and is able to report it, the phone is placed on a blacklist, and can't be used by a thief. If a stolen or lost smartphone is found the owner is required to have taken off the list. The owner must inform the cell phone service providers , who will take it off the blacklist.


There are a myriad of devices connected to the internet today and thousands of sites. Websites must protect themselves from viruses, malware as well as hackers. They must also ensure that their websites are legitimate and don't get listed on any blacklists.

Removal of a website from a blacklist can be very difficult. There are ways to remove your site from a blacklist, however there is no guarantee. It is therefore recommended to take precautions to ensure your website isn't in trouble. Do not ever purchase links or accept the offer of links for free to increase your site's rank. Search engines are fantastic and always up-to-date. If they examine an back link and discover that it's coming from a suspect or blacklisted site, they'll punish your site.

Let your site's black-links naturally increase, but don't engage in any techniques to gain higher rankings since you will get into trouble in the end.