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Academic Fraud

Sites that promote educational fraud, including but not limited to plagiarism and cheating.

Adult Themes

Sites that are adult in nature and are not defined in other rating categories. Note: This category should only be turned on if you want to be very restrictive on your network.

Advertising

Sites that serve advertising. This category is specifically aimed at identifying ad servers. Note: not available as a filter at this time.

Alcohol

Sites about alcohol use, commercial and otherwise.

Anime/Manga/Webcomic

Sites that host online comics, cartoons and graphic novels.

Auctions

Sites for buying and selling via auction.

Automotive

Sites about automobiles, including manufacturers, news, reviews and hobbyist information.

Blogs

Sites that are personal or group journals, diaries or publications.

Business Services

Sites for corporations and businesses of all sizes, especially company websites.

Chat

Sites where you can chat in real-time with groups of people. Includes IRC and video chat sites.

Classifieds

Sites for buying and selling (or bartering) goods and services. Includes sites with real estate and housing listings.

Dating

Sites for meeting other people.

Drugs

Sites about illegal or recreational drug use.

Ecommerce/Shopping

Sites that are online stores for products and services.

Educational Institutions

Sites for schools, covering all age levels and types.

File Storage

Sites that offer space for hosting, sharing and backup of digital files.

Financial Institutions

Sites for banks, brokerages, trusts and other financial organizations.

Forums/Message boards

Sites with discussions, including bulletin boards, message boards and forums.

Gambling

Sites that offer gambling or information about gambling.

Games

Sites that offer game play and information about games (news, tips, cheat codes).

Government

Sites operated by government agencies, including city, state, regional, county and federal levels. Also includes .mil domains.

Hate/Discrimination

Sites that promote intolerance based on gender, age, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or other group identities.

Health and Fitness

Sites that offer information about health care and health services. Includes fitness related sites and information about health and fitness.

Humor

Sites that are intended to be funny or humorous.

Instant Messaging

Sites that offer access or software to communicate in real-time with other individuals.

Jobs/Employment

Sites that offer job listings, resume services, interview coaching and similar employment-related services.

Lingerie/Bikini

Sites displaying or dedicated to lingerie/bikini that could be considered adult-only.

Movies

Sites that promote movies or offer movie watching online.

Music

Sites about music, including news, band and fan information.

News/Media

Sites that offer news and information, including newspapers, broadcasters and other publishers.

Non-Profits

Sites for non-profit or charity organizations and services.

Nudity

Sites that provide images or representations of nudity.

P2P/File sharing

Sites that facilitate the sharing of digital files between individuals, especially via peer-to-peer software, including torrent sites.

Parked Domains

Sites that are placeholders "parked" for future use. Current uses may include single-page advertising sites.

Photo Sharing

Sites for sharing photographs, as individual images, galleries and albums.

Podcasts

Sites that offer podcasts, digital media files distributed over the Internet, often using syndication feeds, for playback on portable media players and personal computers. Both audio and video podcasts are included.

Politics

Sites about politics, politicians, political parties and organizations. Government sites are separate.

Pornography

Anything relating to pornography, including mild depiction, soft pornography or hard-core pornography.

Portals

Sites that offer gateways to the Internet as a whole, often including bundled services on their own site.

Proxy/Anonymizer

Sites providing proxy bypass information or services. Also, sites that allow the user to surf the net anonymously, including sites that allow the user to send anonymous emails.

Radio

Sites that offer online radio listening or promote radio stations.

Religious

Sites about religion, religious teachings and groups, and spirituality.

Research/Reference

Sites such as encyclopedias, dictionaries as well as other research-related resources.

Search Engines

Sites that offer result listings based on keywords.

Sexuality

Sites that provide information, images or implications of bondage, sadism, masochism, fetish, beating, body piercing or self-mutilation. This category is not intended for LGBT related sites that do not fall under the aforementioned criteria.

Social Networking

Sites that promote interaction and networking between people.

Software/Technology

Sites about computing, cloud computing, hardware and technology, including news, information, code and vendor information.

Sports

Sites about sports of all kinds, from professional to amateur, from news to league information and schedules. Includes Martial Arts and MMA related sites.

Tasteless

Sites that contain information on such subjects as mutilation, torture, horror, or the grotesque. Includes Pro-Anorexia and Pro-Suicide related sites.

Television

Sites that promote television shows or offer television watching online.

Tobacco

Sites about tobacco use and related products, commercial and otherwise.

Travel

Sites with travel information and services, including reservations for airlines, cars, hotels, vacations, and trips.

URL Shortener

An online application or service that converts a regular URL into a condensed format.

Video Sharing

Sites for sharing video content.

Visual Search Engines

Sites for searching for images based on keywords.

Weapons

Sites about weapons, commercial and otherwise.

Web Spam

Redirect targets containing unwanted Sweepstakes/Survey/Advertisements for free merchandise, pharmaceutical spam or Rolex distributions.

Webmail

Sites that offer the ability to send or receive email.

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