I have servers named like
server.prod.example.com, and I regularly log into them as
server.prod. Recently, these hostnames started resolving to 127.0.53.53.
It turns out that ICANN recently enabled the
.prod TLD. In addition, every request that goes to the
.prod nameservers get resolved to 127.0.53.53 instead of coming back as NXDOMAIN, which would allow resolution to continue to work properly. (I'm guessing the point behind this is to let people know that their stuff will break worse before those start resolving to something real.)
How can I avoid having to type in my domain name for every host like this?
Is this still biting you occasionally? I couldn't find a list of new TLDs and when they were added, so I set one up myself: https://twitter.com/newgtldannounce