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Have you ever wondered what happens when people use the phrase: example.com ?

Where does it take you ?

As a supplement to our other articles on domain names we here at UsingJoomla.com would like to list special use domain names.

As per this article title - these domain names have a special use.

This article will be updated as we obtain further explanations and details.

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Special Use Domains
Prefix Notes

corp.

Used for internal / private DNS Namespaces
example.
This is usable as a text example, such as in tutorials and documentation

  • example.com
  • example.net
  • example.org

home.

Used for internal / private DNS Namespaces

internal.

Used for internal / private DNS Namespaces

intranet.

Used for internal / private DNS Namespaces

invalid.


For example:

  • invalid.com

local.


Reserved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

local. (local dot) may not be installed as a top-level domain in the Domain Name System (DNS)

localhost.

Points back to your own server

onion.

 

private.

Used for internal / private DNS Namespaces

test.

Reserved for use in tests

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