Why Securly discourages or prohibits certain domains from being added to Global Allow and Global Block lists

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The Global Allow and Global Block lists provide users with the ability to universally grant or prevent access to specific sites. 

In some cases, adding certain high-level domains to the Global Allow or Global Block lists may impact core Securly functionality, including our ability to filter content, monitor activity, and issue alerts.

The tables below detail the effects of adding certain domains to these lists, explaining why Securly discourages users from doing so.

Global Allow

Domain

Adding to the Global Allow list will

google.com

Break SafeSearch and impact Securly’s ability to flag, report on, block, and scan keywords for any policy.

bing.com

Break SafeSearch and impact Securly’s ability to flag, report on, block, and scan keywords for any policy.

yahoo.com

Break SafeSearch and impact Securly’s ability to flag, report on, block, and scan keywords for any policy.

youtube.com

Break SafeSearch and impact Securly’s ability to flag, report on, block, and scan keywords for any policy. Note: we recommend using Securly’s Youtube Controls panel to customize your settings for this site.

wikipedia.org

Break our ability to flag, report on, block, and scan for keywords. 

facebook.com

Allow the domain for all users and disregard any other policy blocking social networking. Adding this domain will also impact Securly’s ability to flag sentiment within social posts and comments.

twitter.com

Allow the domain for all users and disregard any other policy blocking social networking. Adding this domain will also impact Securly’s ability to flag sentiment within social posts and comments.

plus.google.com

Allow the domain for all users and disregard any other policy blocking social networking. Adding this domain will also impact Securly’s ability to flag sentiment within social posts and comments.

Global Block list

Domain

Adding to the Global Block list will

google.com

Block the domain for all users and severely disrupt any 3rd-party apps or sites that require Google for authentication. Globally blocking google.com would also limit Securly’s ability to provide detailed reporting and alerts for those who use this search engine. For these reasons, adding google.com to the Global Block list is prohibited.

bing.com

Block the domain for all users and limit Securly’s ability to provide detailed reporting and alerts for those who use this search engine.

yahoo.com

Block the domain for all users and limit Securly’s ability to provide detailed reporting and alerts for those who use this search engine.

youtube.com

Note: we recommend using Securly’s Youtube Controls panel to customize your settings for this site.

wikipedia.org

Block the domain for all users and limit Securly’s ability to provide detailed reporting and alerts for those who use Wikipedia for schoolwork.

facebook.com

Block the domain for all users and limit Securly’s ability to provide sentiment analysis for posts and comments for those who regularly use the Facebook platform.

twitter.com

Block the domain for all users and limit Securly’s ability to provide sentiment analysis for posts and comments for those who regularly use the Twitter platform.

plus.google.com

Block the domain for all users and limit Securly’s ability to provide sentiment analysis for posts and comments for those who regularly use the Google Plus platform.

 

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