Resolving without TLD

Eivind Olsen eivind.olsen at
Tue Oct 23 06:20:32 UTC 2001

--On 22. oktober 2001 21:24 -0700 "(adam brower)" <adambrower at> 
> With all respect to this august body, I must demur.
> When I entered "northpoint," let me emphasize again
> that the actual *url* to which my request resolved was:
>       http://northpoint/
> exactly as typed, including the slash. No "expansion"
> took place. At the time, I went to,
> just to be sure I wasn't nuts. It was live
> (with a message of regret.) I'm sure this was
> some sort of DNS voodoo, and I'm sure there's a
> witch doctor on this NG who knows the answer...

Some web-browsers has built-in logic that does this - if you enter a 
hostname that's not fully qualified, some web-browsers try to connect to 
www.<name>.com, <name>.com and perhaps a few other variants as well.

Talk To You Later
Eivind Olsen

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