Don’t use the .dev TLD (any more) for local dev work. Use .test instead.

Google now owns/controls the .dev TLD, Chrome and Firefox are forcing HTTPS connections and local dev work is now at least tricky using the old localhost-dev-site on a .dev TLD hack.

Per RFC 2608, Section 2.test is one of only four TLDs guaranteed never to be allocated.

See VVV troubleshooting dev TLD on why.test is the only viable one to use. See also  Use a .dev domain? Not anymore.

Last updated on 20th December 2018