2019 (public availability)
|TLD type||Generic top-level domain (gTLD)|
|Registry||Charleston Road Registry (subsidiary of Google)|
|Intended use||Software developers, web developers|
|Documents||ICANN registry agreement|
.dev is a top-level domain name operated by Google. It was proposed in ICANN's new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program, and became available to the general public on March 1, 2019, with an early access period that began on February 19. To increase the security of the domains, the entire gTLD has been included in the HSTS preload-list; as a result, popular web browsers will only connect to a .dev webpage using HTTPS.
Web developers have been using .dev top-level domains within their internal networks for testing purposes for a long time. However, after Google acquired the TLD, such environments have stopped functioning on some modern web browsers.
- "Delegation Record for .DEV". IANA. Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
- "Hello .dev". get.dev. Archived from the original on 3 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
- Koopersmith, Daryl (28 November 2017). "Use a .dev domain? Not anymore". Medium Engineering. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
- McCarthy, Kieren (29 November 2017). "Wondering why your internal .dev web app has stopped working?". The Register. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2022.