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| Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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If you do any testing on your local system you’ve probably created hosts file entries (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) for different testing domains and had them point back to This works great but it requires just a bit of extra effort.

This trick is so obvious, so simple, and yet so powerful. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are other domain names like this out there, but I haven’t run across them yet so I just ordered the domain name which I’ll keep available for the internet community to use.

Here’s how it works. The entire domain name and all wildcard entries point to So without any changes to your host file you can immediate start testing with a local URL.


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