tl;dr: .dev is now a legit TLD.
Chrome 63 redirects .dev domains to HTTPS via HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) header.
If you’re one of the developers like me, who uses
.dev domains for your own development, you’ll no longer be able to access your website in latest Chrome. In those cases, if you try to access
http://yoursite.dev, you will be redirected to
What should we do?
A quick workaround would be to rename your
.dev sites to
.localhost. I recommend the second, as
*.localhost sites automatically open as 127.0.0.1. You don’t need to add
/etc/hosts. So, if your site was
site.dev you should rename it to
If you find this useful, please let me know, and I’ll post more tips.
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