Allow List/Block List or Allowlist/Blocklist

Subject: Allow List/Block List or Allowlist/Blocklist
From: Dolores Madden <dmadden -at- titanhq -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:05:58 +0000


My company is moving away from using the terms 'whitelist' and 'blacklist' in favour of using 'allow' and 'block' going forward.

I'm clear on replacing these terms when they are used as verbs. For example, "...manage your entries to blacklist specific domains or senders" will become "manage your entries to block specific domains or senders".

However, I'm confused when it comes to nouns! Do you think "This address is not on the whitelist or blacklist" should become:
"This address is not on the allow list or block list" or "This address is not on the allowlist or blocklist" ?

I've been searching around and both seem to be in use, so I'm interested in your feedback and comments!


Dolores Madden | Technical Writer | TitanHQ<>
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