Resolving without TLD

Danny Mayer mayer at
Tue Oct 23 17:10:26 UTC 2001

At 12:24 AM 10/23/01, adam brower wrote:

>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...

This is a browser question and not a DNS question.  How a browser chooses to
display a URL is a matter for the browser.  DNS doesn't care and is not 
If you want answers on this question, go to a Web news group.


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