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Several popular example domains such as site.com, mydomain.com, and mysite.com are now disallowed in the body of questions and answers.

Can domain.com be added to this blacklist? It is the the most popular of the inappropriately used example domains on the webmasters website. Here is the top of the list I pulled together of what people were using as example domains besides example.com on webmasters. Three of the top four are now disallowed, but not the most popular.

1772 - domain.com
1392 - mysite.com -- DISALLOWED
1091 - mydomain.com -- DISALLOWED
510 - site.com -- DISALLOWED
293 - website.com
256 - yourdomain.com
209 - mywebsite.com
186 - yoursite.com
122 - domain.tld
69 - sitename.com
64 - mycompany.com
61 - newdomain.com

It might also be nice to go a little deeper and add website.com, yourdomain.com, mywebsite.com, and yoursite.com to the blacklist as well. After that, there seems to be a cutoff in usage that would make it a reasonable place to stop.

  • Those 3 disallowed sites are actually web hosting companies. They can be useful for webmasters. What's the point of disallowing them? – clickbait Jun 3 '16 at 22:35
  • @narawagames They shouldn't be used in examples, example.com is there for that purpose. Besides, site.com isn't a web hosting site, it's a redirecting site to something completely different, probably only to make more people visit the site. – Donald Duck Feb 10 '17 at 19:34
  • Regarding your test, the blacklist isn't active here on MSE. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Jul 30 '17 at 10:23
  • Yes, I found that out. – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 30 '17 at 10:29
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This has been implemented at some point, silently:

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