This article will describe running a command to display the content categories that a domain has been classified under. This is useful if one were setting up a content filtering policy and are unsure if domains frequently visit will be impacted.
Interpretation of Results
From Command Prompt:
- To run the command on Windows using Command Prompt input the following - replacing the bolded text with the domain being looked up:
nslookup -type=TXT example.com.cat.opendns.com 22.214.171.124
If the domain being looked up was cisco.com using Command Prompt - the results should show as follows:
- To run the command on Mac OSX or Linux based operating systems using Terminal, input the following - replacing the bolded text with the domain being looked up:
dig example.com.cat.opendns.com TXT @126.96.36.199
If the domain being looked up was cisco.com using Terminal - the results should show as follows:
We can see that cisco.com has been classified as Software/Technology as well as Business Services.
In some circumstances when querying a domain, you may notice that the response does not include any category. The reason for this is because it has not been categorized in our system. Such results will return a response reading text = "0" similar to the screenshot below:
Domain categorizations can be submitted on our community page at https://domain.opendns.com