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It's official: .corp, .home, .mail will never be top-level domains on the 'net

Charles 9 Silver badge

Because there are those (like home users) where such a setup may not be advised or possible (take me, I have a DDNS subscription, but I wouldn't dare the setup internally). There are also pure intranets (no external connections) where it would nonetheless be prudent to keep a DNS hierarchy set up, in which case it would help to have a placeholder TLD just in case (and by using an invalid one, it won't resolve from the outside).

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