1

I discovered this while trying to send friends URLs ending in .xyz. The texts appeared to be sent, but no one was receiving them. At first I assumed it was because the link was blacklisted somewhere along the line, but further experimenting showed that I cannot send a text containing the string ".xyz" anywhere in the message.

I am able to receive such texts though.

The phone is a moto g(7) power running Android 10. A friend has a Samsung Galaxy S10E and also can't send .xyz.

Sending other tlds such as ".com" etc works fine. Any guesses about what's going on?

1
  • 1
    .xyz domains are often used for distributing malware. May be your mobile network provider therefore filters out such messages as a form of "anti-virus service"? – Robert Sep 7 '20 at 7:14
0

This depends of your phone carrier provider because actually I tested it with my orange carrier lines and sent an sms with url .xyz extension and received it. It could be also that your AV is restricting such extension. screenshot

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.