Create Blocked Sites Exceptions

When you add a site to the Blocked Sites Exceptions list, traffic from that site is not blocked, even if it is included in the Blocked Sites list. Traffic from sites on the Blocked Sites Exceptions list is also not automatically blocked by features such as Default Threat Protection and by block actions configured in a proxy policy.

In Fireware v11.12.2 and higher, the Blocked Sites Exceptions list includes default exceptions for servers that WatchGuard products and subscription services must connect to. For more information, see About Blocked Sites.

You can add an exception for an IPv4 or IPv6 host IP address, network IP address or host IP address range, host name (one time DNS lookup), or you can add an exception by FQDN (includes wildcard domains). For more information about how to use FQDN in blocked sites exemptions and policies, see About Policies by Domain Name (FQDN).

To import or export a list of Blocked Sites Exceptions, see Import a List of Blocked Sites or Blocked Sites Exceptions.

If a site you add to the Blocked Sites Exceptions list is on the Auto-Blocked list, the site remains blocked until the Auto-Blocked timeout expires for that site.

For information on how to remove a temporarily blocked site from the Blocked Sites list see:

You cannot remove an internal IP address or network address from the Blocked Sites Exceptions list if the internal IP address is on the Blocked Sites list. Before you can remove an internal IP address from the Blocked Sites Exceptions list, you must remove the address range that includes the internal IP address from the Blocked Sites list.

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About Blocked Sites

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