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Arbitrarily across an entire TLD.

Because IANA decided to start selling off the web for companies to abuse.

> What if I want to use local.my.app for development;

You can switch to .dev... oh right.

RFC-6761 [1] reserves .example, .invalid, .localhost, and .test — the latter two seem like nice alternatives.

[1]: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6761

What makes .net OK but .app is "selling off the web"? I mean, besides traditionalist conservatism?

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