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Firefox automatically appends .com if no domain is given

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Firefox automatically appends .com if no domain is given

On the address bar, when I just type a word, it searches for the word in Google as expected. Let's say I have a local domain, accessible in vpn, say, 'mysite' takes me to 10.10.x.x.

On desktop, when I type, 'mysite', it takes me to the site. On mobile, it searches for the word 'mysite'. I would be okay with this though. But when I try 'http://mysite', it converts it to 'http://mysite.com' which is not my site and I do not intend to visit.

Would someone help me turning this feature off or some work around?

Thanks!

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Re: Firefox automatically appends .com if no domain is given

hello _senthilkumar, it should be possible to change that. enter about:config into the location bar & search for the preference named browser.fixup.alternate.enabled (it should be enough to just enter 'fix' into the search bar). toggle the value of this preference to false.

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Re: Firefox automatically appends .com if no domain is given

hello _senthilkumar, it should be possible to change that. enter about:config into the location bar & search for the preference named browser.fixup.alternate.enabled (it should be enough to just enter 'fix' into the search bar). toggle the value of this preference to false.

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Re: Firefox automatically appends .com if no domain is given

Hello phillip! Thanks for the tip! Works like a charm!

Thanks!

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Re: Firefox automatically appends .com if no domain is given

Hi, I've the same problem but not solved by your solution... It seem to be a DNS résolution problem (windows 2003 server AD)... I test an Android DNS resolution tool with : - mysite.mydomain.pri : OK @IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - mysite : KO (SERVFAIL)

If I do an nslookup on my windows PC : - mysite : OK return myserver.mydomain @IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Any idea...