"This site can’t be reached"

I cannot remember when this first occurred. When I am on Slickdeals.net and click on a link leading to Homedepot.com I get the message, “This site can’t be reached”. When clicking on other Slickdeal links to other stores they work fine.

When I right click and copy the link, open a new tab and paste it the home depot page comes up fine.

Clearly there is something Brave doesn’t like about Home Depot. Anyone?

One possibility: I copied / pasted both the slickdeals and homedepot links you included into a text editor. Both are http: / neither is https: I didn’t attempt to visit either.

Brave’s settings brave://settings/security enable users to toggle whether or not to connect to http: (‘insecure’) sites.

On this topic, Chromium (and hence, Brave) will soon be deprecating the padlock icon that’s now displayed in the address bar if / when a user visits https (as distinct from http) sites. Whether or not users understand the distinction between http and https is a good question.

If you’re using a VPN, it will show this error message

i’m getting same … probably an encoding change slickdeals made on their side … still frustrating …

  1. click any link to amazon in slickdeals.net … you’ll get:

This site can’t be reached

The webpage at https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ascsubtag=ddef2a0afb4511edb8ee8a8c035706720INT&ie=UTF8&tag=slickdeals09-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&location=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB0857JCBXK%2Fref%3Dox_sc_act_title_1%3Ftag%3Dslickdeals09-20%26ascsubtag%3Dddef2a0afb4511edb8ee8a8c035706720INT%26smid%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26th%3D1 might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.


  1. right click the link in the address bar > COPY CLEAN LINK
  2. right click the address bar > PASTE AND GO … it works

Hmm interesting. I’ll need to look into it.

Give it 24hrs, should resolve

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for the record, this behavior no longer occurs … not sure who (you?) had something to do with the fix, but thanks if you did

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