It's all spinning wheels and self-doubt until the first pot of coffee.

example.com is not porn - yay!

Noticed http://example.com linked to via the #rdfig weblog, and had this thought: Thank goodness that someone had thought to register that domain, or else my boss would have more likely than not been viewing porn after clicking on a link it in our last meeting.


Archived Comments

  • RFC2606 reserved example.com, example.net, example.org.. also test.xx invalid.xx and localhost.xx
  • Things I feel like I should have known, but didn't. Thanks for the pointer! :)
  • At one time, example.com was registered to someone and was used as something other than an example, despite the fact that the RFC clearly stated that the domain was reserved. I don't know when it was returned to its proper usage, but it has been fixed for some time.
  • Searching Google for Localhost shows that there are many localhost.xx domains registered. localhost.net.au, localhost.be, localhost.net.ar...
  • .test, .example, .invalid and .localhost are only reserved as top level domains. e.g. ian.test is reserved, but test.ian is not.