Where to get a good Internet blacklist?

Mar 10, 2011

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With Net Nanny and it's already exceptional dynamic contextual analysis (yes, that's a blatant plug) why would you ever want to create your own Internet blacklist? Maybe you want to add an extra level of blocking to Net Nanny by adding a blacklist to it's custom blacklist feature (we promise it's not needed though). Or maybe you just like the monotony of viewing millions of websites and typing up lists of those sites which contained offensive content. Or, heaven forbid, you want to use a free Net Nanny alternative (yes, there are alternatives, some of which are free) that requires a black list.

Whatever the case, I'd like to help. I've done the footwork and scoured the web - there are a lot of blacklist resources out there, but most of them were blacklists that hadn't been updated since the early days of the Internet. The industry leader of Internet blacklists, Dan's Guardian, used to provide a free list that was well maintained. Now they only have paid solutions. The best free solution I could find, and it does appear to be pretty good, is provided by a French university, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. You can download the "adult sites" blacklist here.

If you end up using this blacklist I'd love to hear how it goes for you - please leave a comment!