Lnk.to doesn't resolve for Family service

While attempting to follow an email link to an online ticket sale this morning, I discovered that the domain lnk.to doesn’t resolve with 1.1.1.3 (aka “1.1.1.1 for Families”). Is there some general category of filtering for such link services? They are in wide use these days and I’m curious if there is a way to allow those. 1.1.1.1 resolves it just fine. 1.1.1.3 …

dig @1.1.1.3 lnk.to

; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.12-Ubuntu <<>> @1.1.1.3 lnk.to
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 47584
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1232
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;lnk.to. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
lnk.to. 60 IN A 0.0.0.0

;; Query time: 19 msec
;; SERVER: 1.1.1.3#53(1.1.1.3)
;; WHEN: Wed Jul 29 05:20:17 CDT 2020
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 57

Probably because it’s used for marketing? :thinking:
1.1.1.1. for Families should protect kids from exactly those categories. Music or not.

I thought the stated (marketed) use for 1.1.1.1 for Families was to protect against Malware and Pornography.

But thanks for your feedback?

You can request a domain to be recategorized at https://report.teams.cloudflare.com/

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I’ve had issues with affiliate links recently too. Since they are also blocked by 1.1.1.2, that means CF thinks they are malware. Not sure I agree with the premise that advertising = malware.