New, updated, and discontinued AUP categories and subcategories

This topic lists the categories and subcategories that are new, updated, and discontinued in the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

New Categories

This table lists new categories. For definitions on these categories and subcategories, see Acceptable use policy categories and subcategories.

Category Subcategory
Abortion
Business & Economy
  • Real Estate
  • Business & Economy
Individual Stock Advice & Tools
Kids
Law & Enforcement
  • Government
  • Legal
  • Military
Leisure
  • Entertainment & Arts
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Image & Video Search
  • Local Information
  • Music
  • Recreation & Hobbies
  • Travel
Marijuana
Motor Vehicles
News & Media
Political Advocacy
Religion
  • Cult & Occult
  • Religion
Research & Education
  • Educational Institutes
  • Job Search
  • Reference & Research
  • Search Engines
  • Training & Tools
  • Translation
Shopping
  • Auctions
  • Home & Garden
  • Online Greeting Cards
  • Shopping
  • Web Advertisements
Technology
  • Computer & Internet Info
  • Computer & Internet Security
  • Confirmed Spam Sources
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Dead Sites
  • Dynamic Content
  • Internet Portals
  • Keyloggers & Monitoring
  • Parked Domains
  • Pay to Surf
  • Shareware & Freeware
  • Spam URLs
  • Spyware & Adware
  • Web-Based Email
  • Web Hosting

Updated Categories

These categories were updated in the new AUP.

Category Description of Update
Adult This category now includes a subcategory for Sex Education.
Alcohol & Tobacco Alcohol and Tobacco are no longer individual categories. In the new AUP, Alcohol & Tobacco is one category.
Personals & Dating In the new AUP, there is no individual Dating category. The category is now called Personals & Dating.
Self Harm In the new AUP, there is no longer a separate Suicide category with a Self Harm subcategory. These websites are now part of the Self Harm category.
Weapons Related In the new AUP, there is no longer a Weapons category that contains these subcategories:
  • Ammunition
  • Guns
  • Knives
  • Weapons Accessories
  • Martial Arts
  • Weapons

These websites are now part of the Weapons Related category.

Discontinued Categories

These categories are discontinued in the new AUP. New categories are now available to support and replace these categories.

Discontinued Category or Subcategory New Category or Subcategory Description of Update
Alcohol (Kids) Alcohol & Tobacco There is no longer a separate subcategory called Alcohol (Kids). These websites are now part of the Alcohol & Tobacco category.
Ammunition Weapons Related There is no longer an Ammunition subcategory within the Weapons category. These websites are now part of the Weapons Related category.
Cash Gambling Gambling There is no longer a separate subcategory for Cash Gambling. These websites are now part of the Gambling category.
Chat and SMS (Mobile) Chat Site There is no longer a Chat and SMS (Mobile) subcategory within the Social category. These websites are now part of the Chat Site subcategory.
Cyberbullying Not applicable There is no category available that replaces or closely matches the Cyberbullying category.
Dating Personals & Dating There is no longer a Dating category. This category is now called Personals & Dating.

Gambling

Gambling, Wireless

Gambling There’s no longer separate subcategories for Gambling and Gambling, Wireless. These websites are now part of the Gambling category.
Guns Weapons Related There is no longer a Guns subcategory within the Weapons category. These websites are now part of the Weapons Related category.
IP Telephony Chat Site There is no longer an IP Telephony category. This category is now part of the Chat Site subcategory that is part of the Social category.
Knives Weapons Related There is no longer a Knives subcategory within the Weapons category. These websites are now part of the Weapons Related category.
Martial Arts Weapons Related There is longer a Martial Arts subcategory within the Weapons category. These websites are now part of the Weapons Related category.
Mature Content Adult Mature Content is no longer a subcategory of the Adult category. The websites that formerly were part of this subcategory are part of the Adult category.
Personals and Dating (Mobile) Personals & Dating There is no longer a Personals and Dating (Mobile) subcategory. These mobile websites are now part of the Personals & Dating category.
Pornography, Wireless Pornography Websites There is no longer a Pornography, Wireless subcategory. These mobile websites are now part of the Pornography Websites category.
Remote Access Technology There is no longer a Remote Access category. These websites are now part of the Technology category.
Sexual Advice Pornography Websites There is no longer a Sexual Advice subcategory within the Pornography category. These websites are now part of the Pornography Websites category.
Sports, Wireless Sports There is no longer a Sports, Wireless subcategory. These mobile websites are now part of the Sports category.
Suicide Self Harm There is no longer a Suicide category. These websites are now part of the Self Harm category.
Tobacco Alcohol & Tobacco There is no longer a separate category for Tobacco. This category is now part of the Alcohol & Tobacco category.
Tobacco (Kids) Alcohol & Tobacco There is no longer a separate subcategory called Tobacco (Kids). These websites are now part of the Alcohol & Tobacco category.

Weapons Accessories

Weapons

Weapons Related There are no longer Weapons Accessories and Weapons subcategories within the Weapons category. These websites are now part of the Weapons Related category.