To .local or .com ?

Doug Barton DougB at
Tue Feb 5 07:04:56 UTC 2002

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, William Stacey wrote:

> I have a discussion going with another on this issue and thought I might run
> this passed you:
> Say you have a local (i.e. not public) domain name that you use strictly for
> private LAN.  Does anyone (would anyone) here use a private tld such as
> .local, .pri, .loc, etc?

	Always, always, always use other than publically available TLD's
for private purposes such as this. Check out, which
reserves *.localhost for exactly this purpose.

Good luck,

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