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I recall having used a DNS "service", where I would type the address I want to be returned within the domain name itself. Example: 192.168.10.9.nit.io would return 192.168.10.9. 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.

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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:

10.0.0.1.nip.io maps to 10.0.0.1

Example:

$ dig 192.0.2.42.nip.io +short
192.0.2.42

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