Today I learned to not use
.dev as a TLD to local development.
It ends up that there is already one open process
to become a global TLD, like we have
.net and nowadays
But until today I didn’t know why when I used sometimes
.dev it was pointing to IP address
127.0.53.53, but by researching today the
reason I end up finding it!
It’s to avoid name collision
…in their words:
127.0.53.53 is a special IPv4 address that will appear in system logs alerting system administrators that there is potential name collision issue, enabling a quick diagnosis and remediation. The “53” is used as a mnemonic to indicate a DNS-related problem owing to the use of network port 53 for the DNS service.
So from now on I will start to use
.local as my local dev environment TLD.