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Category Name Description
Real Estate Information 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 Security Computer/Internet security, security discussion groups.
http://siteadvisor.com
http://webroot.com
Financial Services Banking 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 Economy Business firms, corporate websites , business information, economics, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.
http://samsung.com
http://ups.com
Computer and Internet Info General computer and Internet sites, technical information. SaaS sites and other URLs that deliver internet services.
http://ranking.com
http://system.netsuite.com
Auctions Sites 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
Shopping Department 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 Occult Methods, 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
Travel Airlines 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 Drugs Discussion 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 Pornography Sexually 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 Garden Home issues and products, including maintenance, home safety, decor, cooking, gardening, home electronics, design, etc.
http://homedepot.com
http://waysidegardens.com
Military Information on military branches, armed services, and military history.
http://defense.gov
http://goarmy.com
Social Networking These 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 Sites These 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 Tools Promotion 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 Tools Distance education and trade schools, online courses, vocational training, software training, skills training.
http://trainingtools.com
http://prezi.com
Dating Dating websites focused on establishing personal relationships.
http://eharmony.com
http://christianmingle.com
Sex Education Information 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
Religion Conventional 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 Arts Motion 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 Blogs Personal websites posted by individuals or groups, as well as blogs.
http://blogger.com
http://wordpress.org
Legal Legal websites, law firms, discussions and analysis of legal issues.
http://www.pepperlaw.com
http://earlcaterlaw.com
Local Information City guides and tourist information, including restaurants, area/regional information, and local points of interest.
http://downtownlittlerock.com
http://sandiegorestaurants.com
Streaming Media Sales, 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 Search Assistance in finding employment, and tools for locating prospective employers, or employers looking for employees.
http://monster.com
http://51job.com
Gambling Gambling 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
Translation URL 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 Research Personal, 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 Freeware Software, screensavers, icons, wallpapers, utilities, ringtones. Includes downloads that request a donation, and open source projects.
http://download.com
http://sourceforge.net
Peer to Peer Peer to peer clients and access. Includes torrents, music download programs.
http://mininova.org
http://bitcomet.com/
Marijuana Marijuana use, cultivation, history, culture, legal issues.
http://howtogrowmarijuana.com
http://cannaweed.com
Hacking Illegal 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
Games Game 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 Advocacy Politics, philosophy, discussions, promotion of a particular viewpoint or stance in order to further a cause.
http://deomcrats.org
http://political.com
Weapons Sales, 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 Surf Sites 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 Fishing Sport hunting, gun clubs, and fishing.
http://fishingworks.com
http://wildlifelicense.com
Society A 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 Institutions Pre-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 cards Online Greeting card sites.
http://123greetings.com
http://greeting-cards.com
Sports Team 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 Apparel Swimsuits, intimate apparel or other types of suggestive clothing.
http://victoriassecret.com
http://www.jockey.com
Questionable Tasteless 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
Kids Sites designed specifically for children and teenagers.
http://www.mundogaturro.com
http://www.ri-ra.ie/
Hate and Racism Sites 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 Storage Online storage and posting of files, music, pictures, and other data.
http://box.net
http://freefilehosting.net
Violence Sites that advocate violence, depictions, and methods, including game/comic violence and suicide.
http://happytreefriends.com
http://torturegame.org
Keyloggers and Monitoring Downloads 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 Engines Search interfaces using key words or phrases. Returned results may include text, websites, images, videos, and files.
http://google.com
http://sogou.com
Internet Portals Web 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 Advertisements Advertisements, media, content, and banners.
http://casalemedia.com
http://justwebads.com
Cheating Sites that support cheating and contain such materials, including free essays, exam copies, plagiarism, etc.
http://essaymania.com
http://echeat.com
Gross Vomit and other bodily functions, bloody clothing, etc.
http://ratemyvomit.com
http://bloody-disgusting.com
Web based email Sites offering web based email and email clients.
http://google.com/mail
http://foxmail.com
Malware Sites Malicious content including executables, drive-by infection sites, malicious scripts, viruses, trojans, and code.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware
Phishing and Other Frauds Phishing, 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 Anonymizers Proxy 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 Adware Spyware 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
Music Music sales, distribution, streaming, information on musical groups and performances, lyrics, and the music business.
http://itunes.com
http://bandcamp.com
Government Information 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
Nudity Nude 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 Media Current 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
Illegal Criminal activity, how not to get caught, copyright and intellectual property violations, etc.
http://newid.com
http://kidneykidney.com
Content Delivery Networks Delivery of content and data for third parties, including ads, media, files, images, and video.
http://metacdn.com
http://edgestream.com
Internet Communications Internet telephony, messaging, VoIP services and related businesses.
http://skype.com
http://www.chatib.com/
Bot Nets These 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.
Abortion Abortion topics, either pro-life or pro-choice.
http://abortion.procon.org
http://www.nafcanada.org
Health and Medicine General 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 URLs URLs contained in SPAM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(electronic)
Dynamically Generated Content Domains that generate content dynamically based on arguments to their URL or other information (like geo-location) on the incoming web request.
Parked Domains Parked 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 Tobacco Sites 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 Search Photo and image searches, online photo albums/digital photo exchange, image hosting.
http://images.google.fr
http://gettyimages.com
Fashion and Beauty Fashion or glamour magazines, beauty, clothes, cosmetics, style.
http://visionmodels.co.uk/
http://genejuarez.com
Recreation and Hobbies Information, 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 Vehicles Car 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 Hosting Free 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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