1) pinging xbcd.com I get 127.0.0.1
2) using a web browser and the URL xbcd.com leads me to the local webserver, if it exists.
I've tried this on Ubuntu 14.04, multiple networks/DNS, as well as on Android CM11 on multiple WiFi/DNS networks and T-Mobile network; each of those resolve with the localhost. Both OSX and Windows appear to complain no route to host.
How/Why is this happening? I found no documentation or material on the matter. I'm curious if this is some reserved URL and Linux (Ubuntu at least I've seen)/Android have acknowledged the URL and in the OS intentionally point back to the localhost.
Anyone have any idea? Are others seeing this or have noticed this ever?
UPDATE, required info from comment...
dig xbcd.com results:
; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3-Ubuntu <<>> xbcd.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 39824 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;xbcd.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION: xbcd.com. 1972 IN A 0.0.0.0
;; Query time: 35 msec ;; SERVER: 127.0.1.1#53(127.0.1.1) ;; WHEN: Tue Sep 23 11:39:24 PDT 2014 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 53
getent hosts xbcd.com results: