Classification objects represent the industry classification of a business.

Middesk leverages a variety of techniques to determine if a business falls into a particular industry. We score a business against each category and return the top industry classifications for each entity.

We refer to this workflow as True Industry

PropertyTypeDescription
objectstringA definition of the type of object returned
idstring
statusstringThe current status of the classification
categoriesCategory[]List and details of all known classifications
websiteobjectThe url and status of the submitted website
created_attimestamp
completed_attimestamp

Category

A Classification may have multiple Categories. The Category object contains the following properties.

PropertyTypeDescription
namestringThe name of the industry category
sectorstringThe sector that the business operates in. The sector is defined per category, and some categories may not have a sector
categorystringThe industry category that the business operates in
scorefloatA score indicating the likelihood that a business operates within this category
high_riskbooleanA flag indicating if the industry is considered high risk
naics_codesString[]A list of NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes for the industry category.
sic_codesString[]A list of SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes for the industry category.

Current Supported Categories

Each industry classification can be classified under multiple of the following categories.

CategoryExampleSectorHigh Risk
CANNABISManufacturers
Distributors
Dispensaries
true
DRUG_PARAPHERNALIADrug Manufacturing
Items for Drug Use
true
ADULT_CONTENTPornography
Dating Sites
Pay-per-View Chat
true
GAMBLINGCasinos
Online Gambling
Fantasy Sports
true
AGGREGATIONFactoring
Payment Processors
Crowdfunding
true
MONEY_LEGALBail Bonds
Collections Agencies
Adoption Services
true
VIRTUAL_CURRENCYInitial Coin Offerings
Digital Wallets
Video Game Credits
true
INVESTMENT_CREDITSecurities Brokers
Lending Instruments
Credit Repair
true
REGULATED_ILLEGALWeapons / Firearms
Tobacco and E-Cig
Prescription Drugs
true
GIFT_CARDGift Cardstrue
COUNTERFEIT_GOODSCompanies with Fake Brand Name Goods
Unauthorized Resellers
true
MULTI_LEVEL_MARKETINGMulit-level Marketing
Pyramid Schemes
true
GET_RICH_QUICKCompanies Promoting High Yield Investment Opportunities or Servicestrue
SOCIAL_MEDIA_ACTIVITYSale of Twitter Followers
Sale of Online Traffic
Sale of YouTube Views
true
PSEUDO_PHARMACEUTICALNutraceuticals
Products making health claims not approved by the FDA
true
DRUG_OF_CONCERNLegal substance that provides the same effect as an illegal drug (e.g., salvia, kratom)true
UTILITIESElectric PowerUTILITIESfalse
CONSTRUCTIONConstruction of Buildings
Construction of Engineering projects
CONSTRUCTIONfalse
MANUFACTURINGMechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new productsMANUFACTURINGfalse
RETAILRetailing MerchandiseRETAILfalse
CAR_DEALERSRETAILfalse
CLOTHINGRETAILfalse
ELECTRONICS_AND_APPLIANCESRETAILfalse
JEWELRYRETAILfalse
USED_MERCHANDISERETAILfalse
REAL_ESTATE_RENTAL_LEASERentals
Leasing
REAL_ESTATE_RENTAL_LEASEfalse
PROFESSIONAL_SERVICESAdvertising
Accounting
Consulting
PROFESSIONAL_SCIENTIFIC_TECHNICAL_SERVICESfalse
HEALTH_AND_SOCIAL_SERVICESHospitals
Clinics
HEALTH_AND_SOCIAL_SERVICESfalse
OTHER_SERVICESCar Repair
Religious Activities
Personal Care Services
OTHER_SERVICESfalse
{
  "object": "industry_classification",
  "id": "d3dd185f-9142-4b88-a1b7-d9628a96b39e",
  "status": "completed",
  "categories": [
    {
      "name": "Other Non-Prohibited",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "OTHER_NON_PROHIBITED",
      "score": 0.98597455,
      "high_risk": false,
      "naics_codes": [],
      "sic_codes": []
    },
    {
      "name": "Virtual Currency",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "VIRTUAL_CURRENCY",
      "score": 0.0011312427,
      "high_risk": true,
      "naics_codes": [],
      "sic_codes": []
    },
    {
      "name": "Aggregation",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "AGGREGATION",
      "score": 0.0007828794,
      "high_risk": true,
      "naics_codes": [],
      "sic_codes": []
    },
    {
      "name": "Money and Legal Services",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "MONEY_LEGAL",
      "score": 0.00040739775,
      "high_risk": true,
      "naics_codes": [],
      "sic_codes": []
    },
    {
      "name": "Professional, Scientific or Technical Services",
      "sector": "PROFESSIONAL_SCIENTIFIC_TECHNICAL_SERVICES",
      "category": "PROFESSIONAL_SERVICES",
      "score": 0.0001705885,
      "high_risk": false,
      "naics_codes": ["54"],
      "sic_codes": ["73", "81", "87"]
    }
  ],
  "website": {
    "url": "http://www.middesk.com",
    "status": "online",
    "parked": false
  },
  "created_at": "2020-02-13T18:41:49.660Z",
  "completed_at": "2020-02-13T18:42:07.743Z"
}