Commonly Whitelisted Domains for pi-hole

Pi-hole is a great piece of software that will block almost every ad for all devices on your network. However by blacklisting some domains you can occasionally run into problems with unrelated services. Thankfully someone has created an excellent list of commonly whitelisted domains here as well as the related commands you need to run in order to actually whitelist them. I’ve re-produced the list below in case the original link stops working at some point.

Google Maps and other Google services

pihole -w clients4.google.com 
pihole -w clients2.google.com

YouTube history

pihole -w s.youtube.com 
pihole -w video-stats.l.google.com

Jackbox.tv

pihole -w www.google-analytics.com
pihole -w ssl.google-analytics.com

Spotify

The Spotify app for iOS will stop functioning unless it’s web service counterpart is whitelisted

pihole -w spclient.wg.spotify.com

Microsoft Windows uses this to verify connectivity to Internet

pihole -w www.msftncsi.com

Microsoft Web Pages (Outlook, Office365, Live, Microsoft.com…)

pihole -w outlook.office365.com products.office.com c.s-microsoft.com i.s-microsoft.com login.live.com

Backup bitlocker recovery key to Microsoft account

pihole -w g.live.com

Windows/Xbox store

pihole -w dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com geo-prod.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com displaycatalog.mp.microsoft.com

Xbox Achievements

pihole -w xbox.ipv6.microsoft.com device.auth.xboxlive.com www.msftncsi.com title.mgt.xboxlive.com xsts.auth.xboxlive.com title.auth.xboxlive.com ctldl.windowsupdate.com attestation.xboxlive.com xboxexperiencesprod.experimentation.xboxlive.com xflight.xboxlive.com cert.mgt.xboxlive.com xkms.xbolive.com def-vef.xboxlive.com notify.xboxlive.com help.ui.xboxlive.com licensing.xboxlive.com eds.xboxlive.com www.xboxlive.com v10.vortex-win.data.microsoft.com settings-win.data.microsoft.com

Skype

pihole -w s.gateway.messenger.live.com ui.skype.com pricelist.skype.com apps.skype.com m.hotmail.com s.gateway.messenger.live.com sa.symcb.com s{1..5}.symcb.com

Microsoft Office

pihole -w officeclient.microsoft.com

Facebook

pihole -w creative.ak.fbcdn.net external-lhr0-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr1-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr10-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr2-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr4-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr5-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr6-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr7-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net external-lhr9-1.xx.fbcdn.net fbcdn-creative-a.akamaihd.net scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net

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