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[Unbound-users] Replacing /etc/hosts aliases with local-data: directive

Jan-Piet Mens
Mon Mar 28 14:35:04 CEST 2011


Hello Carsten,

On Fri Mar 25 2011 at 08:51:04 CET, Carsten Strotmann wrote:

> please be aware that the use of a non-registered top level domain, esp.
> the top level domain ".local', can be problematic.

True,

> If you down own your own domain, it is better to get one (domains are
> not expensive) and not to 'hijack' one (as you do not own '.local',
> using that TLD withour permission is kind of hijacking it).

Alternatively, use something in the .EXAMPLE or .TEST domains (RFC 2606)
or one of the explicitly reserved country codes, such as .AA [1].

Regards,

        -JP

[1] http://www.iso.org/iso/customizing_iso_3166-1.htm