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 (aka “ 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. resolves it just fine. …

dig @ lnk.to

; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.12-Ubuntu <<>> @ 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

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1232
;lnk.to. IN A

lnk.to. 60 IN A

;; Query time: 19 msec
;; WHEN: Wed Jul 29 05:20:17 CDT 2020
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 57

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

I thought the stated (marketed) use for 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, that means CF thinks they are malware. Not sure I agree with the premise that advertising = malware.