Google Says DNS Provider Blocks GoogleBot

Oct 16, 2007 • 11:17 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Susan Moskwa, a member of the Google Webmaster Central team, has said that, a free DNS provider, has been known to block GoogleBot.

Just found out that your DNS provider ( has been known to block Googlebot from certain sites. You're not the only one who's had this problem:

You may want to contact about this.

This can be an issue with other DNS providers. So be careful when picking a DNS provider for your web server, it may make the difference between getting indexed by Google and other search engines or not getting indexed.

This discussion is actually a continuation of GoogleBot having DNS caching issues themselves.

Forum discussion at Google Groups.

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