Resolving without TLD

Pete Ehlke pde at
Tue Oct 23 20:03:07 UTC 2001

* Cricket Liu <cricket at> said, on [011023 07:21]:
> Nope, it didn't have anything to do with DNS.  As Simon,
> Peter and Eivind have all explained, some browsers
> automatically prepend "www" and append "com" to single
> labels in the domain name part of a URL.
... and some don't bother to prepend the www, which caused us all
*sorts* of complaints when there was an A record for, and the
firewall in front of the machine dropped instead of refused packets
destined to port 80. 


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