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The associated page is used by the MediaWiki Spam Blacklist extension, and lists regular expressions which cannot be used in URLs in any page in Wikimedia Foundation projects (as well as many external wikis). Any Meta administrator can edit the spam blacklist; either manually or with SBHandler. For more information on what the spam blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Spam blacklist/About.

Proposed additions
Please provide evidence of spamming on several wikis. Spam that only affects a single project should go to that project's local blacklist. Exceptions include malicious domains and URL redirector/shortener services. Please follow this format. Please check back after submitting your report, there could be questions regarding your request.
Proposed removals
Please check our list of requests which repeatedly get declined. Typically, we do not remove domains from the spam blacklist in response to site-owners' requests. Instead, we de-blacklist sites when trusted, high-volume editors request the use of blacklisted links because of their value in support of our projects. Please consider whether requesting whitelisting on a specific wiki for a specific use is more appropriate - that is very often the case.
Other discussion
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There is no global whitelist, so if you are seeking a whitelisting of a url at a wiki then please address such matters via use of the respective Mediawiki talk:Spam-whitelist page at that wiki, and you should consider the use of the template {{edit protected}} or its local equivalent to get attention to your edit.

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Completed requests are marked as {{added}}/{{removed}} or {{declined}}, and are generally archived quickly. Additions and removals are logged · current log 2021/09.

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Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a website be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section, using the basic URL so that there is no link (, not Provide links demonstrating widespread spamming by multiple users on multiple wikis. Completed requests will be marked as {{added}} or {{declined}} and archived.[edit]

Per COIBot report.

GeneralNotability (talk) 14:22, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@GeneralNotability: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --GeneralNotability (talk) 14:22, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[][edit]

Casino/bitcoin/blockchain spam, last seen at s:da:Заметка N19 О The Forgotten Symbolism Of Architectural Form. JavaHurricane 06:17, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 2021-9-25 @Mykola7 and NickK: it seems that this domain has been usurped by a gambling site. We should be blacklisting, though I would like to give your wiki the time to manage links according to your policy on how you manage in this situation.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:30, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Billinghurst: Yes, until 2015 this was a valid website of Lviv Orthodox Eparchy. Would try to replace links with Internet Archive — NickK (talk) 15:50, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@NickK: Thanks. I will put this on hold for a week, if that is not long enough, then please amend the date in the template.  — billinghurst sDrewth
@Billinghurst and NickK: I've placed a request for it to be marked as dead and replaced with archived versions. Perryprog (talk) 01:01, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[][edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 2021-9-26 Usurped domain that is now a gambling site. Lots of sites linked to it so it will need to be cleansed prior to blacklisting.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:03, 19 September 2021 (UTC)[][edit]

Used by new accounts for spam, such as by User:Blockchain0001 on en.wikt [1] (deleted user page and added link to a random page) and User:Blockchain001 on Wikidata (deleted user page) [2]. — surjection??⟩ 08:24, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Blockchain0001: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 15:49, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]


Per en:User:MillerLeut/sandbox/Doxbin a successor 'pastebin' for Doxbin ('Doxbin, is the one of the many successors to the now-defunct Doxbin'), and these are now alternative URLs to it (the original was already blocked):

I see not much reason why we would allow the use of these if we already blacklisted the original. -- Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 13:50, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

This (en-admin-only) diff may also be of interest. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 13:52, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Proposed additions (Bot reported)[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for domains which have been added to multiple wikis as observed by a bot.

These are automated reports, please check the records and the link thoroughly, it may report good links! For some more info, see Spam blacklist/Help#COIBot_reports. Reports will automatically be archived by the bot when they get stale (less than 5 links reported, which have not been edited in the last 7 days, and where the last editor is COIBot).

  • If the report contains links to less than 5 wikis, then only add it when it is really spam
  • Otherwise just revert the link-additions, and close the report; closed reports will be reopened when spamming continues
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The LinkWatchers report domains meeting the following criteria:

  • When a user mainly adds this link, and the link has not been used too much, and this user adds the link to more than 2 wikis
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  • If ALL links are added by IPs, and the link is added to more than 1 wiki
  • If a small range of IPs have a preference for this link (but it may also have been added by other users), and the link is added to more than 1 wiki.
COIBot's currently open XWiki reports
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Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a website be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Use a suitable 3rd level heading and display the domain name as per this example {{LinkSummary|}}.

Remember to provide the specific domain blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as {{removed}} or {{declined}} and archived.

See also recurring requests for repeatedly proposed (and refused) removals.


  • The addition or removal of a domain from the blacklist is not a vote; please do not bold the first words in statements.
  • This page is for the removal of domains from the global blacklist, not for removal of domains from the blacklists of individual wikis. For those requests please take your discussion to the pertinent wiki, where such requests would be made at Mediawiki talk:Spam-blacklist at that wiki. Search spamlists — remember to enter any relevant language code


Hi there, it's me on Sci-Hub again (archives: 2020-01 (1), 2020-01 (2), 2020-03, 2020-11). The domain has just been "banned" (whatever it means), so it has been moved to Therefore we need to de-blacklist at least these two (both) at least temporarily. --colt_browning (talk) 06:23, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[]

@Colt browning: I have changed the regex to allow for the modification of urls to, there is no requirement to modify to allow for .do usage. I will look at this again in a few days to return to the status quo. After that you will need to apply for local whitelisting.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:38, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Declined temporary done; no permanent removal I cleaned up the links, and have returned the domain to the blacklist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:28, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[]
@Billinghurst: Thank you but there's actually one more thing that needs to be done. Someone has to modify the Wikidata entry Sci-Hub (Q21980377) to set end time (P582) for to August 2021 and add the new URL with Preferred rank and start time (P580) set to August 2021. --colt_browning (talk) 09:17, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[]
@Colt browning: Please seek whitelisting at WD for a single entry as that is instantaneous, no lag as we will have with the global blacklist. Thanks. Apologies, it wasn't showing in global search.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:02, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[]


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