Although in the early years of the directory there was an alphabetical listing of web sites for publicly traded and major privately held companies throughout the world as sub-categories here, as Curlie developed all Business websites have been allocated to the appropriate industry sector, so the sub-categories here are redundant.
Sites for all public companies whose securities are traded on one of the world's major stock exchanges may be listed elsewhere in Business and, so long as the information is included on the website, also in the appropriate sub-category of the locality of the Head Office in Regional.
Private Companies and Other Types of Companies
Major private companies and other major business enterprises should be selected from objectively published rankings, such as Hoover's 500, Forbes, and 500 Private. Do not list companies that appear on lists where the company must pay or apply to be listed (e.g. Inc. 500).
The tick number may be added at the end of the description is the listing in the Industry sector within the Business category tree.