Ever tried Example.com?

Example.com Example

So often we come across examples in sites and textbooks like http://example.com/… to explain a certain point. But I’ve always wondered how would you ago about using someone’s domain to give an example, and how those people felt, and wouldn’t they argue about using their site to give inaccurate URLs for the sake of example?

But if you try to go to example.com you will know the answer.

You have reached this web page by typing “example.com”, “example.net”, or “example.org” into your web browser.

These domain names are reserved for use in documentation and are not available for registration. See RFC 2606, Section 3.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) have wisely reserved the second level domain names example.com, example.net, and example.org for use as examples. The following Top Level Domains are also reserved:

.test
.example
.invalid
.localhost

That’s good to know and stick to. Full details here.

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