Test TLD

L3 Networker

Test TLD

We block the "unknown" category in web browsing. This recently became an issue when an application needed to be accessed by its IP address. If the user hacked his HOSTS file to set the name test.test.test to that IP address, he was able to get to the application.


It looks like any URL with the top level domain of 'test' is allowed as "Computer and Internet info". Is this expected behavior?



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L7 Applicator

Re: Test TLD

This actually kind of makes sense. The test TLD is reserved for application testing and should never actually resolve to anything that is actually rotatable. If they labeled this as unknown they may break some networks from actually functioning. 

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