Petalbot not included in Known Bot list?

I was monitoring the hits to my websites. I see the Petalbot is hitting my website with these User Agents:

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 7.0;) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile Safari/537.36 (compatible; PetalBot;+https://webmaster.petalsearch.com/site/petalbot)

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;PetalBot;+https://webmaster.petalsearch.com/site/petalbot)

Coming from

HUAWEI INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. (ASN = 136907)

This bot apparently is from Huawei and they use it to build their search engine Petal Search: https://www.petalsearch.com/.

So it’s something legit to my understanding. Upon searching here: https://radar.cloudflare.com/verified-bots

I don’t see that bot added to the whitelist. Is the list only modifiable if HUAWEI submits a request to add their bot on that list or can someone from the Cloudflare team whitelist this bot?

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Saw it too, even before I’ve submitted my website sitemap to their Webmaster. I even tested and added my sitemap to their Webmaster for one CF zone and I see it more frequently after it.

:point_up: My best guest is that Huawei as they officially created it, should submit and add it via the Google form from below link and provide some more detail information about it to Cloudflare, therefore Cloudflare would have some kind of a dialog with them to verify it and hopefully it’s going to be on the Verified Bots list.

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