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There's a lot of sample domains such as domain.com, mywebsite.org and suchlike used in posts. Many of these addresses actually exist (held by squatters, often enough). I always use example.com, .net, and .org, the registered IANA example domains. If I'm editing someone else's post for some other purpose, I'll also change it to use these domain names. But I wouldn't edit a post for the sole purpose of changing the sample domain names. Should I?

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Most often you can also find other things to improve. If so, do. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Aug 23 '11 at 14:57
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Maybe not enforce, but I think it's a very nice idea to put it in the guidelines. –  Lars Aug 23 '11 at 14:58
    
I really don't think this is important enough to enforce. I've posted answers that use the same example domain as the question for clarity's sake, and someone has edited them to use the IANA example domains. That's nice and all, but who cares? Use whatever domain names you want (unless they link to a porn site. Then you might want to fix them). But no one actually clicks on those links anyway. –  Cody Gray Aug 24 '11 at 17:15

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This is being enforced to some degree now:

domain.com is still allowed, however. That appears to the biggest oversight on the list.

For reference, here is a meta thread on webmasters about cleaning up example domain usage with totals of the number of times different example domains are used throughout the site.

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