Google owned TLDs don't have A records any more ⚓02 Jun 2018
A little while ago (Jan 2018), I ran a scan to see which all TLDs have an A record set (on the TLD). This is what lets you visit http://ai/ as a valid website on your browser, for eg.
I ran the same scan as http://blog.towo.eu/a-records-on-top-level-domains/ (link is down, archived) and the results are at https://captnemo.in/blog/2018/02/09/tld-a-records/.
Decided to re-run the scan today, and noticed a stark difference: A lot of Google-owned TLD’s which were earlier pointing to
127.0.53.53 don’t have a A record anymore.
Scan run from
Comparing with the previous scan, these TLDs no longer have an A record with them:
-android -cal -chrome -dclk -drive -gle -guge -hangout -nexus -play -sport -谷歌 -グーグル
The majority of these are owned by Google. Not claiming it means anything, just a nice observation.
Update: An automatically updated version of this is available at https://captnemo.in/tld-a-record/
Published on June 02, 2018 in