.dev
.dev gTLD logo.png
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain (gTLD)
StatusActive
RegistryCharleston Road Registry (subsidiary of Google)
Intended useSoftware developers
DocumentsICANN registry agreement
Registry websitehttps://get.dev/

.dev is a top-level domain name operated by Google.[1] It was proposed in ICANN's new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program, and became available to the general public on March 1, 2019, with an early access period that began on February 19.[2] To increase the security of the domains, the entire gTLD has been included in the HSTS preload-list; as a result, popular web browsers will only connect to a .dev webpage using HTTPS.[2]

Security

The .dev top-level domain is incorporated on the HSTS preload list, requiring HTTPS on all .dev domains without individual HSTS enlistment.[2]

History

Web developers have been using .dev top-level domains within their internal networks for testing purposes for a long time. However, after Google acquired the TLD, such environments have stopped functioning on some modern web browsers.[3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Delegation Record for .DEV". IANA. Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Hello .dev". get.dev. Archived from the original on 3 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ Koopersmith, Daryl (28 November 2017). "Use a .dev domain? Not anymore". Medium Engineering. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  4. ^ McCarthy, Kieren (29 November 2017). "Wondering why your internal .dev web app has stopped working?". The Register. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.