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.


  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!


  3. Anh Tran

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


  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


  5. Carl Hancock

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



  6. sky

    I switched to “.test”

    “.dev.cc” seems clunky and unnecessary.


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