I have a question involving a program which includes links to www.PrivateCorprateWebsite.com.

Before posting my code, I would like to replace these URLs with something more generic. I've seen a few different example domains, including abc.com, example.com, fakewebsite.com, etc. Some of these redirect to real sites, while others give 'page not found' errors.

Is there an official stance on which dummy URL I should use when referring to unrelated commercially owned websites?


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example.com, example.net, and example.org (amongst others) are domains specifically created and reserved by IANA for...examples.

These domains may be used as illustrative examples in documents without prior coordination with us. They are not available for registration or transfer.

Use those.

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