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Category NameDescription
Real EstateInformation on renting, buying, or selling real estate or properties.  Tips on buying or selling a home.  Real estate agents, rental or relocation services, and property improvement.
http://prudentialproperties.com
http://realtor.com
Computer and Internet SecurityComputer/Internet security, security discussion groups.
http://siteadvisor.com
http://webroot.com
Financial ServicesBanking services and other types of financial information, such as loans, accountancy, actuaries, banks, mortgages, and general insurance companies. Does not include sites that offer market information, brokerage or trading services.
http://firstpremierbankcards.com
http://paypal.com
Business and EconomyBusiness firms, corporate websites , business information, economics, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.
http://samsung.com
http://ups.com
Computer and Internet InfoGeneral computer and Internet sites, technical information. SaaS sites and other URLs that deliver internet services.
http://ranking.com
http://system.netsuite.com
AuctionsSites that support the offering and purchasing of goods between individuals as their main purpose. Does not include classified advertisements.
http://ebay.com
http://quibids.com
ShoppingDepartment stores, retail stores, company catalogs and other sites that allow online consumer or business shopping and the purchase of goods and services.
http://amazon.com
http://groupon.com
Cult and OccultMethods, means of instruction, or other resources to interpret, affect or influence real events through the use of astrology, spells, curses, magic powers, satanic or supernatural beings. Includes horoscope sites.
http://horoscopes.com
http://astronet.hu
TravelAirlines and flight booking agencies. Travel planning, reservations, vehicle rentals, descriptions of travel destinations, or promotions for hotels or casinos. Car rentals.
http://cheapflights.com
http://expedia.com
Abused DrugsDiscussion or remedies for illegal, illicit, or abused drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or other street drugs. Information on ” legal highs” : glue sniffing, misuse of prescription drugs or abuse of other legal substances.
http://shroomery.org
http://passyourdrugtest.com
Adult and PornographySexually explicit material for the purpose of arousing a sexual or prurient interest. Adult products including sex toys, CD-ROMs, and videos. Online groups, including newsgroups and forums, that are sexually explicit in nature. Erotic stories and textual descriptions of sexual acts. Adult services including videoconferencing, escort services, and strip clubs. Sexually explicit art.
http://playboy.com
http://union.fr
Home and GardenHome issues and products, including maintenance, home safety, decor, cooking, gardening, home electronics, design, etc.
http://homedepot.com
http://waysidegardens.com
MilitaryInformation on military branches, armed services, and military history.
http://defense.gov
http://goarmy.com
Social NetworkingThese are social networking sites that have user communities where users interact, post messages, pictures, and otherwise communicate. These sites were formerly part of Personal Sites and Blogs but have been removed to this new category to provide differentiation and more granular policy.
http://facebook.com
http://twitter.com
Dead SitesThese are dead sites that do not respond to http queries. Policy engines should usually treat these as “Uncategorized” sites.
http://g00gle.com
http://whitehouse.info
Individual Stock Advice and ToolsPromotion and facilitation of securities trading and management of investment assets. Also includes information on financial investment strategies, quotes, and news.
http://stockstar.com
http://morningstar.com
Training and ToolsDistance education and trade schools, online courses, vocational training, software training, skills training.
http://trainingtools.com
http://prezi.com
DatingDating websites focused on establishing personal relationships.
http://eharmony.com
http://christianmingle.com
Sex EducationInformation on reproduction, sexual development, safe sex practices, sexually transmitted diseases, sexuality, birth control, sexual development, tips for better sex as well as products used for sexual enhancement, and contraceptives.
http://sexetc.org
http://healthywomen.org/healthcenter/sexual-health
ReligionConventional or unconventional religious or quasi-religious subjects, as well as churches, synagogues, or other houses of worship.
http://therocksandiego.org
http://biblesociety.ca
Entertainment and ArtsMotion pictures, videos, television, music and programming guides, books, comics, movie theatres, galleries, artists or reviews on entertainment. Performing arts (theatre, vaudeville, opera, symphonies, etc.). Museums, galleries, artist sites (sculpture, photography, etc.).
http://eonline.com
http://highlightgallery.com
Personal sites and BlogsPersonal websites posted by individuals or groups, as well as blogs.
http://blogger.com
http://wordpress.org
LegalLegal websites, law firms, discussions and analysis of legal issues.
http://www.pepperlaw.com
http://earlcaterlaw.com
Local InformationCity guides and tourist information, including restaurants, area/regional information, and local points of interest.
http://downtownlittlerock.com
http://sandiegorestaurants.com
Streaming MediaSales, delivery, or streaming of audio or video content, including sites that provide downloads for such viewers.
http://youtube.com
http://ustream.tv
http://warpradio.com
Job SearchAssistance in finding employment, and tools for locating prospective employers, or employers looking for employees.
http://monster.com
http://51job.com
GamblingGambling or lottery web sites that invite the use of real or virtual money. Information or advice for placing wagers, participating in lotteries, gambling, or running numbers. Virtual casinos and offshore gambling ventures. Sports picks and betting pools. Virtual sports and fantasy leagues that offer large rewards or request significant wagers. Hotel and Resort sites that do not enable gambling on the site are categorized in Travel or Local Information.
http://www.powerball.com/pb_home.asp
http://www.zjlottery.com
TranslationURL and language translation sites that allow users to see URL pages in other languages. These sites can also allow users to circumvent filtering as the target page’s content is presented within the context of the translator’s URL. These sites were formerly part of Proxy Avoidance and Anonymizers, but have been removed to this new category to provide differentiation and more granular policy.
http://translate.google.com
http://microsofttranslator.com
Reference and ResearchPersonal, professional, or educational reference material, including online dictionaries, maps, census, almanacs, library catalogues, genealogy, and scientific information.
http://reference.com
http://wikipedia.org
Shareware and FreewareSoftware, screensavers, icons, wallpapers, utilities, ringtones. Includes downloads that request a donation, and open source projects.
http://download.com
http://sourceforge.net
Peer to PeerPeer to peer clients and access. Includes torrents, music download programs.
http://mininova.org
http://bitcomet.com/
MarijuanaMarijuana use, cultivation, history, culture, legal issues.
http://howtogrowmarijuana.com
http://cannaweed.com
HackingIllegal or questionable access to or the use of communications equipment/software. Development and distribution of programs that may allow compromise of networks and systems. Avoidance of licensing and fees for computer programs and other systems.
http://hackplayers.com
http://hackforums.net
GamesGame playing or downloading, video games, computer games, electronic games, tips, and advice on games or how to obtain cheat codes. Also includes sites dedicated to selling board games as well as journals and magazines dedicated to game playing. Includes sites that support or host online sweepstakes and giveaways. Includes fantasy sports sites that also host games or game-playing.
http://duowan.com
http://ubi.com
Philosophy and Political AdvocacyPolitics, philosophy, discussions, promotion of a particular viewpoint or stance in order to further a cause.
http://deomcrats.org
http://political.com
WeaponsSales, reviews, or descriptions of weapons such as guns, knives or martial arts devices, or provide information on their use, accessories, or other modifications.
http://browning.com
http://e-gunparts.com
Pay to SurfSites that pay users in the form of cash or prizes, for clicking on or reading specific links, email, or web pages.
http://cashcrate.com
http://inboxdollars.com
Hunting and FishingSport hunting, gun clubs, and fishing.
http://fishingworks.com
http://wildlifelicense.com
SocietyA variety of topics, groups, and associations relevant to the general populace, broad issues that impact a variety of people, including safety, children, societies, and philanthropic groups.
http://dar.org
http://unicefusa.org
Educational InstitutionsPre-school, elementary, secondary, high school, college, university, and vocational school and other educational content and information,including enrollment, tuition, and syllabus.
http://mit.edu
http://ucsd.edu
http://www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us/
Online Greeting cardsOnline Greeting card sites.
http://123greetings.com
http://greeting-cards.com
SportsTeam or conference web sites, international, national, college, professional scores and schedules; sports-related online magazines or newsletters, fantasy sports and virtual sports leagues.
http://nba.com
http://schoenen-dunk.de
Swimsuits & Intimate ApparelSwimsuits, intimate apparel or other types of suggestive clothing.
http://victoriassecret.com
http://www.jockey.com
QuestionableTasteless humor, ” get rich quick” sites, and sites that manipulate the browser user experience or client in some unusual, unexpected, or suspicious manner.
http://9gag.com
http://collegehumor.com
KidsSites designed specifically for children and teenagers.
http://www.mundogaturro.com
http://www.ri-ra.ie/
Hate and RacismSites that contain content and language in support of hate crimes and racism such as Nazi, neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, etc.
http://nazi-lauck-nsdapao.com/
http://americannaziparty.com/
http://kkk.com/
Personal StorageOnline storage and posting of files, music, pictures, and other data.
http://box.net
http://freefilehosting.net
ViolenceSites that advocate violence, depictions, and methods, including game/comic violence and suicide.
http://happytreefriends.com
http://torturegame.org
Keyloggers and MonitoringDownloads and discussion of software agents that track a user’s keystrokes or monitor their web surfing habits.
http://keylogger.org
http://spy-tools-directory.com
Search EnginesSearch interfaces using key words or phrases. Returned results may include text, websites, images, videos, and files.
http://google.com
http://sogou.com
Internet PortalsWeb sites that aggregate a broader set of Internet content and topics, and which typically serve as the starting point for an end user.
http://yahoo.com
http://qq.com
Web AdvertisementsAdvertisements, media, content, and banners.
http://casalemedia.com
http://justwebads.com
CheatingSites that support cheating and contain such materials, including free essays, exam copies, plagiarism, etc.
http://essaymania.com
http://echeat.com
GrossVomit and other bodily functions, bloody clothing, etc.
http://ratemyvomit.com
http://bloody-disgusting.com
Web based emailSites offering web based email and email clients.
http://google.com/mail
http://foxmail.com
Malware SitesMalicious content including executables, drive-by infection sites, malicious scripts, viruses, trojans, and code.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware
Phishing and Other FraudsPhishing, pharming, and other sites that pose as a reputable site, usually to harvest personal information from a user. These sites are typically quite short-lived, so examples don?t last long. Please contact us if you need fresh data.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing
Proxy Avoidance and AnonymizersProxy servers and other methods to gain access to URLs in any way that bypasses URL filtering or monitoring. Web-based translation sites that circumvent filtering.
http://anonymouse.org
http://surfen-op-school.com
Spyware and AdwareSpyware or Adware sites that provide or promote information gathering or tracking that is unknown to, or without the explicit consent of, the end user or the organization, also unsolicited advertising popups and programs that may be installed on a user’s computer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware
MusicMusic sales, distribution, streaming, information on musical groups and performances, lyrics, and the music business.
http://itunes.com
http://bandcamp.com
GovernmentInformation on government, government agencies and government services such as taxation, public, and emergency services. Also includes sites that discuss or explain laws of various governmental entities. Includes local, county, state, and national government sites.
http://www.nasa.gov
http://premier-ministre.gouv.fr
NudityNude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals.
http://gorod.tomsk.ru/index-1221486260.php
http://www.pornomedia.com/extra/strange/wwbeauty
News and MediaCurrent events or contemporary issues of the day. Also includes radio stations and magazines, newspapers online, headline news sites, newswire services, personalized news services, and weather sites
http://abcnews.go.com
http://newsoftheworld.co.uk
IllegalCriminal activity, how not to get caught, copyright and intellectual property violations, etc.
http://newid.com
http://kidneykidney.com
Content Delivery NetworksDelivery of content and data for third parties, including ads, media, files, images, and video.
http://metacdn.com
http://edgestream.com
Internet CommunicationsInternet telephony, messaging, VoIP services and related businesses.
http://skype.com
http://www.chatib.com/
Bot NetsThese are URLs, typically IP addresses, which are determined to be part of a Bot network, from which network attacks are launched. Attacks may include SPAM messages, DOS, SQL injections, proxy jacking, and other unsolicited contacts.
AbortionAbortion topics, either pro-life or pro-choice.
http://abortion.procon.org
http://www.nafcanada.org
Health and MedicineGeneral health, fitness, well-being, including traditional and non-traditional methods and topics. Medical information on ailments, various conditions, dentistry, psychiatry, optometry, and other specialties. Hospitals and doctor offices. Medical insurance. Cosmetic surgery.
http://webmd.com
http://missionvalleymedical.com
SPAM URLsURLs contained in SPAM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(electronic)
Dynamically Generated ContentDomains that generate content dynamically based on arguments to their URL or other information (like geo-location) on the incoming web request.
Parked DomainsParked domains are URLs which host limited content or click-through ads which may generate revenue for the hosting entities but generally do not contain content useful to the end user. Also includes Under Construction, folders, and web server default home pages.
http://000.com
http://buythisdomain.com
Alcohol and TobaccoSites that provide information on, promote, or support the sale of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products and associated paraphernalia.
http://thompsoncigar.com
http://wineinsiders.com
Image and Video SearchPhoto and image searches, online photo albums/digital photo exchange, image hosting.
http://images.google.fr
http://gettyimages.com
Fashion and BeautyFashion or glamour magazines, beauty, clothes, cosmetics, style.
http://visionmodels.co.uk/
http://genejuarez.com
Recreation and HobbiesInformation, associations, forums and publications on recreational pastimes such as collecting, kit airplanes, outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, rock climbing, specific arts, craft, or techniques; animal and pet related information, including breed-specifics, training, shows and humane societies.
http://petloverspublications.com
http://craftster.org
Motor VehiclesCar reviews, vehicle purchasing or sales tips, parts catalogs. Auto trading, photos, discussion of vehicles including motorcycles, boats, cars, trucks and RVs. Journals and magazines on vehicle modifications.
http://www.carmax.com
http://trade-a-plane.com
Web HostingFree or paid hosting services for web pages and information concerning their development, publication and promotion.
http://siteground.com
http://bluehost.com
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