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  1. Carl Hancock

    Am I missing something here? Isn’t .cc the top level domain? This makes it sound like they’ve created a new dev.cc top level domain. But dev.cc is just a domain name using the .cc top level domain that they are allowing people to use as a wildcard *.dev.cc for their development environment. Handy feature, but it’s not a top level domain itself.

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  2. Marc Benzakein

    Hi Carl,

    You are correct, dev.cc is a “domain” name on the Internet, whereas .cc is a “top level domain” on the Internet (more specifically a “ccTLD”). The authority for cc is eNIC, a VeriSign company whereas the authority for dev.cc (on the Internet) is ServerPress, LLC. “dev.cc” is a prefix to “cc” a TLD *for the Internet*. You may use dev.cc as a stand-in TLD *for development*. You may not use dev.cc as a TLD *for the Internet* as there is no registration service for dev.cc domain prefixes or otherwise, nor are there any plans to.

    Hope that clears things up a bit!

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  3. Anh Tran

    Anyone feels “dev.cc” is a little bit weird like me? I prefer one-level domain for development.

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  4. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

    That’s nice of them to do but .test really is the best TLD to use as it’s guaranteed to always work due to this RFC: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2606#section-2

    Varying Vagrant Vagrants had a big discussion about this and came to the same conclusion: https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV/issues/583

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  5. Carl Hancock

    There is also .localhost which is also reserved and will never be a TLD for this reason.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/.localhost

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  6. sky

    I switched to “.test”

    “.dev.cc” seems clunky and unnecessary.

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