Category Definitions

Categories with high priority

Category Definition
Adult Content These websites include content intended for legimate reproductive science and sexual development educational material.
Alcohol & Tobacco Websites that promote or sell alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.
Gambling Websites that provide gambling odds and information or allow online betting.
Illegal Drugs Websites that provide information on the manifacturing or selling or illegal drugs or prescription drugs obtained illegally.
Illegal Software Websites that provide information about downloads of pirated software.
Intimate Apparel & Swimwear Websites containing revealing images such as swimsuits and modelling, but no nudity.
Nudity Websites containing bare images of human body which are not suggestive or explicit.
Personals & Dating Websites that enable users to meet and interact with each other for the purposes of dating or making friends.
Pornography Any website that contains sexually suggestive, explicit or erotic content.
Tasteless & Offensive Websites that provide content like the following:
- Portraying horror or perverse content
- Encouraging, instructing or portraying extreme violence or people or property
- Encouraging bigotry or discrimination
- Schocking, gory, perverse or horrific content in nature
Weapons Websites that contain information about making, buying or obtaining any sort of weapons.

Categories with mid priority

Category Definition
Advertisements & Popups Websites that host or serve advertisements or provide software that serves advertisements.
Advocacy & NGO Websites for groups that promote or defend specific causes.
Arts & Society & Culture Websites that display art galleries, information about artists and ethnic and cultural heritage.
Auctions & Classifieds Websites that alow bidding and selling of items and services. Does not include non-selling related advertising.
Blogs & Wikis Websites allowing users to post content, edit and re-post frequently.
Chat Websites that provide Web-based messaging and chat rooms, including IRC and social networking chat functions.
Comics & Humor & Jokes Websites containing comical or funny content.
Downloads Websites that distribute copies of free and shared software.
Entertainment Websites providing information on theater arts, movies, concerts, tv, radio and other amusements, or about celebrities of those venues.
Fashion & Beauty Websites that provide information or products related to fashion and beauty.
Food & Dining Websites with information, reviews, and online ordering for restaurants, bars, and catering.
Forums & Newsgroups Websites containing user-generated Web logs, discussion forums or wikis.
Game Playing & Game Media Websites that provide video game information or enable the online playing of games.
Hobbies & Recreation Websites dedicated to recreational activities and hobbies, or organizations and businesses dedicated to recreation, such as amusement parks.
Hosted Personal Pages Websites which allow users to design and post personal websites.
Instant Messaging Websites that provide instant messaging software such as instant messaging clients or chat clients that are not Web-based.
Kids Sites Websites that are family-oriented and geared toward children.
Marketing & Merchandising Websites that provide information about products and services not available on the Web.
Media Sharing Websites that allow posting and sharing of music and video content in any format.
Mobile Communications Websites that provide support information for mobile communication devices.
Moderated Forums Websites monitored by an authority who can prevent posting of inappropriate material.
Motor Vehicles Websites containing information and marketing for cars, auto parts and services.
News Websites that contain general news information on a local, national and international level.
Online Services Websites that provide access to Web-based services.
Online Storage Websites that allow the uploading of files and backups for remote data storage.
Parked Sites For sale or expired websites that display links or advertisements.
Peer-to-Peer Websites that distribute file sharing software or allow the exchange of files between users.
Political Issues Websites that contain opinion and political information, groups and discussions.
Professional Networking The subset of social networking websites which includes content intended exclusively for businesses or professionals.
Proxies Websites that enable users to hide their browsing destinations, IP address, or username to avoid detection and bypass Web filters.
Public Information Websites allowing search and access of the public records of people or organizations.
Real Estate Websites that provide residential and commercial property sales and rental information, listings and services.
Religion Websites that include content related to spirituality, religion, and philosophy.
Shopping Websites that sell goods and services, but not marketing or ordering websites for single products.
Social Networking Websites that enable friends to interact and share information, but not for the purposes of dating.
Sports Websites with information and news about amateur and professional sports.
Stock Trading Websites that allow monitoring, purchase, or sale of stocks.
Streaming Media Websites that provide streaming radio or tv, streaming audio and video, or software and tools for streaming media.
Travel Websites that provide information about travel destinations or allow online booking of travel plans.

Categories with low priority

Category Definition
Business Websites that provide business-related overview, planning and strategy information.
Computing & Technology Websites that provide technical support information, but not of a security nature.
Content Server Includes domains that host web sites of other types and are often sources of security threats.
Education & Reference Websites that provide academic information about schools or education related topics.
Finance & Investment Websites that provide financial information or access to online banking.
Government & Legal Websites maintained by domestic and foreign government and military agencies.
Health & Medicine Websites that provide health and wellness material or information about health products and service providers.
Information Security Websites that provide information about protecting personal or business data.
Job Search & Career Development Websites that enable users to search for job openings and career opportunities, either with specific companies or job boards.
Search Engines & Portals Websites that aggregate disparate information or allow users to search across large amounts of data.
Software - Hardware Websites that provide access to software or hardware technology.
Technical Information Websites that provide information on technical details of technologies.
Visual Search Websites that provide image searching and matching technology.
Web Applications Websites that provide access to groupware or interactive conference rooms.