For years, developers have used the dev top-level domain as a way to work with local development versions of their projects.
But Google changed all of that last year.
If you’re interested in reading a bit more into this, check out the post by Justin from WebDevStudios does a good job of going into some of the details (as does this post via Daryl Koopersmith – previously working on WordPress, now working at Medium).
But for this post, I’m trying to keep it short and pragmatic. So, the former is this:
If you’ve read this blog for any particular length of time, then you know that I’m a fan of using Valet as part of my local development environment. Part of doing that means that I also secure the local sites to simulate, as much as possible, but staging and production are going to be like.
By default, Valet uses dev as it’s top-level domain, so how do we change that? Luckily, it’s pretty easy.