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    Unclassifiable (rare) example.com is live. http://www.example.com/
    posted by michael on Monday February 04 2002, @08:20AM

    Anonymous writes "I put this under Unclassifiable (rare) because it doesn't fit in the other categories, and besides, it is an unclassifiable stupidity!

    Example.com and www.example.com (likewise for .org and .net) now point to 192.0.34.70 ; an actual IP address, with, get this, a webserver answering HTTP requests."



    Scriptkiddies and honest administrators alike around the globe will try to reconfigure/hack this host a zillion times per day, each time they copy+paste from the README, with worse than unpredictable results.

    What next? Will 127.0.0.1 be assigned to AOL?!

    You might not be able to reach http://www.example.com/ as some admnistrators have (mis)configured their DNS servers to include example.com/net/org zones, presumably for testing purposes. Use dig to expose the evidence.

     
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    example.com is live. http://www.example.com/ | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 14 comments | Search Discussion
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    how about adding a banner ad?
    by lextext on Monday February 04 2002, @10:52AM (#4804)
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    Then you could do away with all that pesky budget planning and fee collection.
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    Re: example.com is live. http://www.example.com/
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Monday February 04 2002, @11:22AM (#4805)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    RFC 2606 is where the example.com/net/org and the dummy TLDs .example, .invalid, .localhost and .test are defined. It never actually says that none of these are ever supposed to resolve to anything on the Internet, just that they're to be reserved by IANA (and presumably ICANN). Apparently somebody at ICANN decided that they ought to make some of those dummy names actually resolve so they can show a page explaining hthat they're reserved. This doesn't seem to explicitly violate the RFC, though there could possibly be software that breaks due to domains resolving that weren't expected to do so.
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    Re: RFC2606 sez...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday February 06 2002, @09:34AM (#4825)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Trying a name as a web address is a silly way to check on its availability... there are lots of different ways a domain name can be in use other than for a web site, as well as lots of registered domains that aren't actually being used.

    You're supposed to use a WHOIS server, or a site like CheckDomain that finds the appropriate WHOIS server and queries it, to check on the status of a domain. Simply typing it into a browser won't work for many cases, and won't show definitively who the owner is even when it does resolve this way.
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