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Checking the Category of a Site

The Signature/Category feature in School Manager allows you to find out what Category a domain, subdomain or signature belongs to. You will also see if any of your Content Filtering rules apply to the site or signature.


Checking the Category of a Site or Signature

  1. Navigate to Filtering > Content Filtering and select Signature/Category Search

  1. Type in the domain or subdomain you want to check. The domain or subdomain must be exact, and can’t include protocol information like https:// or www.
  2. Select Search

  1. You will now see the Categories that the domain or subdomain belongs to. In this example, miniclips.com belongs to the Gaming Category.

  1. If you have set up a Content Filtering rule to block that Category, it will show the rule with a Shield icon next to it. In this case, miniclips.com is subject to the Block - Gaming - All rule.

  1. When you are done with your search, select the X icon to close the window.

Signature/Category Search Troubleshooting

My search didn’t return any results

Signature/Category search will only return results if your search is for a specific domain or subdomain, which includes the top-level domain. Your search can’t be the name of the website, a URL, or include protocol information like http://,  https:// or www.  If your search is in the correct format, and you are still not getting any results, please contact Linewize Support United States (844) 723-3932 | Australia 1300 687 052 | New Zealand 0800 445 206.