[dns-operations] dotless domains

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Fri Sep 21 18:33:00 UTC 2012

> > Surprised no one's brought up http://dk/ as an already existing scenario
> > that doesn't work (try it in various browsers).
> Bad example. The first *four* browsers I tried (firefox, chrome, safari,
> and opera on osx) handle this perfectly.

http://dk/ doesn't work particularly well on my Win 7 laptop:

Opera 12.02		- gets me http://www.dk.no/
Firefox	15.01		- gets me http://www.dk.com/
Chrome 21.0.1180.89	- gets me "Oops! Google Chrome could not find dk"

I think it's safe to say that http://dk/ does not *reliably* work the
way it's supposed to work. Nobody on this list should be surprised...

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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