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By mistake typed while trying to visit and landed to localhost. The url resolves to localhost somehow, even with google's DNS server.

Just for curiosity sake, does any one have any idea why resolves to localhost?

C:\Windows\System32>nslookup Server: Address:

Non-authoritative answer: Name: Address:

C:\Windows\System32>nslookup Server: Address:

* can't find Non-existent domain


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closed as not a real question by voretaq7 Nov 6 '12 at 20:14

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DNS admins can set the records up however they like. Perhaps the admin wanted to set to for testing purposes. In a past job I set quit to resolve to a CNAME of because nslookup in interactive mode doesn't accept quit as a command to quit the program, and that was just a pointed reminder. –  cjc Nov 6 '12 at 20:08
@Faisal: you were trying to browse but you looked at, which resolves to –  petrus Nov 6 '12 at 20:29

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Because the owner of the domain name set it up that way.

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That makes sense. Thanks. –  Faisal Nov 6 '12 at 20:27

It resolves to localhost because the DNS admin for domain created an A record pointing to

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