<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 3 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 3 months ago
I decided to give duckduckgo a try earlier today. But after a few hours I was unable to connect to the website from any machine on my network. I tried a proxy and got through, but was still unable to connect without it. Then a while later I could connect again.

So I'm wondering, was I temporarily blacklisted by duckduckgo (is this a thing that ever happens) or could this only be something else?

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You were probably detected as botnet and blacklisted because of sending lots of requests.
Did you by any chance used our API? That would make sense.
posted by TV 4 years and 3 months ago Link