URL Category Exception List—Wildcard Examples

The following tables lists examples of URL exception lists entries using wildcards, and examples of the sites that these entries match to.
URL Exception List Entry
Matching Sites
Example Set 1
*.company.com
eng.tools.company.com
support.tools.company.com
tools.company.com
docs.company.com
^.company.com
tools.company.com
docs.company.com
^.^.company.com
eng.tools.company.com
support.tools.company.com
Example Set 2
mail.google.*
mail.google.com
mail.google.co.uk
mail.google.^
mail.google.com
mail.google.^.^
mail.google.co.uk
Do not create an entry with consecutive asterisk (*) wildcards or more than nine consecutive caret (^) wildcards—entries like these can affect firewall performance.
For example, do not add an entry like
mail.*.*.com
; instead, depending on the range of websites you want to control access to, enter
mail.*.com
or
mail.^.^.com
. An entry like
mail.*.com
matches to a greater number of sites than
mail.^.^.com
;
mail.*.com
matches to sites with any number of subdomains and
mail.^.^.com
matches to sites with exactly two subdomains.

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