In this post I will reveal the mystery of the blocking TikTok using DNS blocklist
mYsTeRy, huh. Nah, I’m kidding. That post is my personal note just to avoid loosing that info, because I spent 10 minutes figuring that out.
Here is the “mystery” - just block the following root domains and you’re good:
*.tiktok.com *.ttlivecdn.com *.tiktokcdn-us.com *.tiktokv.com *.tiktokcdn.com
Apparently, NextDNS Parental Control doesn’t catch them for some reason and there are multiple threads on their help forum related to that issue.
Nevertheless, I’m quite happy with their service - like dnsmasq on steroids and without self-hosting issues. Here is my ref link, if you’re interested: https://nextdns.io/?from=94mbn843 (hey, I do pay them money, so it’s not an ad)