How do I look up a website’s category?

You can block websites based categories with BrowseControl’s frequently updated database of over 100 URL categories using the URL Category Filtering feature

This method is best used to block a large number of websites based on defined categories that are not suitable for your organization such as Social Media, Adult, or Games

CurrentWare includes a website category checker you can use to check which category a given URL belongs in.

URL Category Lookup Tool

Is there a website that’s not being blocked by Category Filter? Use the URL Category Lookup tool to check which category the website is being identified with, and add the corresponding category to the block list.

You can also check if a category is blocking a website you are trying to access with the URL Category Lookup Tool and add the website to your Allowed List.

If you feel that BrowseControl’s Category filtering has not categorized your websites correctly, you can submit your website for reclassification to help fix the categorization for other BrowseControl users. To immediately fix the URL classification locally you can also use the reclassify website domains feature.

Here you can see that shows three categories as results. Two of the categories show in the list of categories and one in the blocked category list.

URL Category Lookup