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Some time ago I used a DNS service which queried with something.1.2.3.4.[I don't remember the other parts of the domain] would answer with 1.2.3.4.

That was quite useful for Web development because 1.2.3.4 could be replaced with anything and the answer would always be whatever you put in its place.

A similar service exists called localtest.me but it only ever returns 127.0.0.1.

I don't remember the name of the service or if it still exists, does anyone know one which does the same?

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It sounds like you're describing http://xip.io/.

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absolutely, looks like it's not well publicized despite being so useful! Many thanks – Simone Feb 28 '14 at 19:00

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