Consider a "Production" URL for a corporate web site called "Access"
I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of different ways of defining a non-production site like "DEV":
We have traditionally gone with (a) but I've never been a fan of it. I like (b) because it is obvious that it is "dev". I like (c) because it makes a nice sub-domain standard that we could use for other "dev" servers. I find (d) interesting too, but it is a little odd not seeing .com at the end.
Is there a "best" answer here or is it more a "it depends" type of thing?