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Banned Domains

Certain domains have been banned from /r/pcgaming. This means that Automoderator will remove any comments or posts containing these URLs and will notify the submitter that they are attempting to post a blacklisted source. Please note that there are no exceptions to the blacklist. Don't message the mods asking for one.

Why are they banned?

Domains can be banned for a few reasons. Most were banned for being caught spamming, posting ads, or going over the self promotion limit. Others, such as those marked with blogspam tags were banned because they simply take news from another source and repost it.

That's censorship!

Yes, we censor websites that spam the subreddit in an effort to make things more readable and have higher quality content.

Am I in trouble for linking to one?

We don't penalize people for it since we don't expect people to check this list before posting. We made this page so that folks can be aware that Automod is eating things and find alternate sources for news if they want to post an article.

I found a spammy domain that posts a lot. Can I suggest we ban it?

Sure! Send a message to /r/pcgaming and we'll look into it.

Reporting the thread doesn't make us blacklist it. Gotta send an actual message and talk to us.

What if I want my domain unbanned?

We rarely unban a domain due to the nature of fighting spam. Send a message to /r/pcgaming and the moderators will take a look at why it was banned.

Are you really listing the entire blacklist?

We're not listing sites that were banned due to piracy violations.

Domain List

January 14, 2022

  • immersedgamer.com -- Self-promotion abuse on multiple accounts, blogspam

July 14, 2021

  • competeapp.net -- Giveaway self-promotion or giveaway entry spam

July 08, 2021

  • gamingroute.com -- Blogspam

June 21, 2021

  • toisthe.com -- Blogspam, self-promotion abuse through multiple accounts

May 01, 2021

  • gameingnow.com -- Blogspam

April 15, 2021

  • boundingintocomics.com -- Outrage outlet

February 04, 2021

  • techplusgame.com -- Blogspam, self-promotion abuse through multiple accounts

January 05, 2021

  • veryaligaming.com -- Blogspam, self-promotion abuse through multiple accounts

December 08, 2020

  • nintendosmash.com -- Blogspam

October 26, 2020

Identified major spam ring with the help of the Reddit Mods Discord

  • gameseffect.us

  • gamesteller.us

  • gamestime.us

  • gamingcircle.us

  • globalgames.us

  • infinitegames.us

  • verdegames.us

  • wantedgames.us

  • gamesfreak.co

  • gamerslevel.us

  • playerpowers.com

July 19, 2020

  • ginx.tv -- Spamming across multiple accounts

May 18, 2020

  • altchar.com -- Blogspam

May 17, 2020

  • virallynews.com -- Spam

May 9, 2020

  • dintol.com -- Blogspam
  • gadgetcrutches.com -- Blogspam

May 7, 2020

  • gamertweak.com -- Blogspam

April 26, 2020

  • gamersdecide.com -- Spam

April 12, 2020

  • thefourgames.com -- Spam

December 11, 2019

  • thewestnews.com -- Spam

November 30, 2019

  • growngaming.com -- Spam

November 24, 2019

  • thegyanguru.com -- Spam/Facilitating Piracy

November 6, 2019

  • buyreviewservice.com -- Spam
  • androbliz.net -- Spam

October 5, 2019

  • erudipedia.co.uk -- Spam

October 2, 2019

  • lulz.com -- Outrage outlet

September 10, 2019

  • rainway.com -- Suspicious activity

September 3, 2019

  • blackalps.com -- Spam

July 27, 2019

  • oneangrygamer.net -- Outrage outlet

May 11, 2019

  • opskins.com -- Multiple spam posts

February 8, 2019

  • steemit.com -- Potential for marketing abuse

December 31, 2018

  • informdeal.com -- Affiliate link abuse

August 20, 2018

  • mobile-tablet-accessories.co.uk -- Affiliate link abuse
  • amazen.site -- Affiliate link abuse

July 16, 2018

  • gamesteller.us -- Stealing content from established websites.

May 24, 2018

  • pgrepublic.com -- Spammed from multiple accounts.

May 20, 2018

  • appuals.com -- Domain spamming from multiple accounts.

May 17, 2018

  • gamerdna.me -- spammed by multiple accounts

April 30, 2018

  • killping.com -- spammed by multiple accounts.

February 15, 2018

  • beepwee.com -- Rebanned due to use of dummy accounts for spamming promotion.

January 16, 2018

  • beepwee.com -- referral link articles (Removed Jan 17, 2018 because they halted use of referral links)

December 27, 2017

  • notebookcheck.net -- one of their tech editors spammed the domain, ignored warning to stop

December 4, 2017

  • entertainmentime.info -- domain spamming, ignored warnings to stop

July 20 2017

  • gnewstube.com -- spam site, stealing content.

July 17 2017

  • steamfeatured.com -- scam site.

June 28 2017

  • decentmonitor.com -- spammers

June 18, 2017

  • thetechdudz.com -- spammers

June 16, 2017

  • thinkhomeoffice.com -- spammers posting ads

June 12, 2017

  • chairsinfo.com -- spammer posting ads

June 5, 2017

  • games201.com -- spammers

June 1, 2017

  • r4pg.com -- spammers

May 28, 2017

  • chrone.cf -- spammers

April 23, 2017

  • guardiantimes.ml -- spammers

October 12, 2016

  • Due to an increased wave of spam accounts across Reddit, we've added "blogspot" to the filter. Hopefully that'll block out all the blogspot domains that spammers have been using with regional extensions like .de and .ca since they moved on from "blogspot.com".

February 24, 2017

  • animebackgrounds.co -- spammers

February 3, 2017

  • cogconnected.com -- promotion spam UPDATE 09/01/2021: No longer blacklisted

October 6, 2016

  • bestgamings.com -- Referral link site

October 3, 2016

  • monitornerds.com -- Referral link site

September 30, 2016

  • bl2142.co -- Same as battlelog.co

September 25, 2016

  • battlelog.co -- Abandonware falls under rule 1

September 18, 2016

  • videoatbuzz.info -- spammers

September 12, 2016

  • upshotdeals.com -- spammers

September 11, 2016

  • videoslow.com -- spammers

  • thegamingdoctor.com -- Self promotion spammer

August 1, 2016

  • voat.co -- Users posting links to threads full of ref links

June 22, 2016

  • asidcast.com -- Spammer ignored warnings to stop

June 17, 2016

  • gleam.io -- Referral type spam, exceptions can be made for approved giveaways by flaired developers/companies

June 9, 2016

  • All ".xyz" domains -- Tons of spam from various sites and accounts

May 20, 2016

  • pccdkeys.com -- Ref link article spamming, ban evasion

May 18, 2016

  • bmartstreet.com -- Article scalping

May 4, 2016

  • ocaholic.ch -- Article scalping, spam poster

May 2, 2016

  • bigmashnews.com -- Article scalping and content theft

March 23, 2016

  • laptoporacle.com -- Referral spam
  • mousearea.com -- Referral spam
  • 144hzmonitors.com -- Referral spam
  • 120hzmonitors.com -- Referral spam

Initial list dump (posted March 14, 2016)

Future blacklisted domains will be marked with the date they were added.

  • gamingbycandlelight.com
  • n4g.com
  • brokenjoysticks.net (Removed April 27, 2016)
  • noobfeed.com
  • adscendmedia.com
  • teambeyond.net
  • hwbot.org
  • blogspot.com
  • mensgear.net
  • omegle.com
  • thisiscolossal.com
  • ragequitrepublic.com
  • gn-uk.co.uk
  • highrezgaming.com
  • ncixus.com
  • facebook.com
  • in2gpu.com (Removed March 17, 2016)
  • allpcgame.net
  • wccftech.com
  • ragequitters.co.uk
  • gamersnexus.net (Removed October 21, 2016)
  • thepcmasterrace.com
  • l33tdrops.com