Zone Banned Error

This tutorial post covers the following error:

This zone is banned and cannot be added to Cloudflare at this time, please contact Cloudflare Support.

This error can be returned when trying to add a domain to Cloudflare. There are a few things that can cause this error (this list contains some ideas but is not exhaustive!). One reason is that the domain may have been involved in phishing/malware, it could also be due to a high profile domain being added, hence Cloudflare want more interaction with the customer. Alternatively, it may be on a domain which a large number of users point their own domains to, such as a website building service.

The only people that know why a domain is banned are the Trust and Safety team at Cloudflare, you should login to Cloudflare and then contact Cloudflare Support, click the ‘Get more help’ button and create a support ticket. Please don’t open a thread here about this error, the community cannot help you and you will just be directed back to support.

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Other great resources on this community include the Community Tips . These address best practices when configuring Cloudflare, how to fix issues you may see, and tools to troubleshoot. Also you can view Expert Tips, great posts on the community that can help users with a similar issue.

We encourage users to check out these great resources and the Cloudflare Support Centre before posting