I recall having used a DNS "service", where I would type the address I want to be returned within the domain name itself. Example: would return I just can't remember what's the correct domain for this (say, it is not ".nit.io").

It is especially useful when testing a service that will run later under a DNS name but for which I cannot yet create a real DNS record. Using this service, everything runs as if there were a DNS record.

Thanks for your help.


You were close, it is nip.io, see https://nip.io/

nip.io allows you to do that by mapping any IP Address to a hostname using the following formats: maps to


$ dig +short

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