Frequently Asked Questions For Proxy Submitters
We have some basic requirements for submitted proxies, listed on the submit page and explained in more detail below. This is only to ensure that we get quality proxies, that proxy users want to use. It's just to help those searching for genuine proxies. Also see our Terms.
1: Only submit working web proxy sites please, no lists, blogs, themes, fake or spam sites.
This is because we are a web proxy listing site, so we only list web proxies. If you have another site you want to see on here then use our contact page to either ask for a link exchange or buy some advertising space. We're open to all reasonable offers.
2: All submitted proxies should work with ALL major browsers, no exceptions or exclusions.
Some proxy users don't have a choice of browser, especially those at work, school, college etc. because the computers they use aren't their own, they're stuck with whatever is provided.
3: Do not submit url's that use iframes or re-direct to another site (ex. for country blocking).
By their very nature proxies get blocked by filters and firewalls. If an old proxy is re-used, in an iframe or redirected, then it's already likely to be blocked, new domain or not, making it useless. Some proxy owners redirect so called 'bad traffic' from counties who's ad revenue is little or non existent, or are known to abuse resources (using up bandwidth). Some countries are also known to have more than their fair share of 'wrong do-ers' so are sometimes just blocked. Proxy owners can and do redirect some countries using maxmind.com's GeoIP, the better proxy hosts have it as part of the hosting. This IS acceptable (but not compulsory).
4: Do not submit proxy with no visible 'browse' box (i.e. hidden, covered or needs enabling).
Why hide the very part of the site that's the useful bit? There's no point unless you want to trick potential users into trying to surf through a search box instead, or hoping they'll click ads. Some proxy themes have mis-placed ads that's the wrong size covering the browse box, others have a 'click here to surf' link and neither proxy types will be accepted.
5: Do not submit proxy with any adult ads, adult content or links to adult sites anywhere on it.
This is a big no-no. Proxies are used mostly by office workers and kids, and they're usually at work or school so no type of adult ad is acceptable anywhere on a proxy. Some people do surf adult sites using proxies but most don't, so let's keep it family friendly and work safe!
6: Do not submit proxy using unsuitable hosting (i.e. shared hosting, GoDaddy, Dreamhost,
Hostgator etc.), use only genuine proxy hosting or vps/dedicated servers.
Most hosting companies and providers don't allow web proxies because they can use too many system resources and that affects their other customers. Proxy hosting is cheap enough these days and can be had for just a few dollars, or even free, so there's no need to use unsuitable hosting. We highly recommend Vectro's xproxyhost.com.
7: Select the correct category for submission, some visitors look for specific proxy types.
This one's self explanatory, some proxy types are better suited to some uses than others.
8: Free domains - .co.cc, .co.tv & .tk - etc. - are currently NOT accepted, sorry.
We don't accept these free domains because they're the most unreliable and 'spammy' proxies, at least in my experience anyway. If someone has paid for a proper domain name then they're more likely to look after it. I've seen too many proxy lists flooded with free domains, all with little or no hits, and it pushes all the other's off the list. No-one wants to scroll through page after page of garbage to find a good proxy. There are exceptions of course but not enough in the great scheme of things to allow them, sorry, there's too many bad 'uns.
The simple requirements above are to help ensure that proxy users find only the quality web proxies that they should rightly expect to find on genuine proxy listing sites (like this one :)
We also have to comply with our advertisers and host company's terms as well as trying to keep out the spam, these requirements are to ensure a good quality, safe list that everyone can enjoy wherever they are and whatever they're doing.