www.nanog.com resolves to localhost

Faisal asked:

By mistake typed www.nanog.com while trying to visit http://www.nanog.org/ and landed to localhost. The url www.nanog.com resolves to localhost somehow, even with google’s DNS server.

Just for curiosity sake, does any one have any idea why www.nanog.com resolves to localhost?

C:WindowsSystem32>nslookup www.nanog.com 8.8.8.8
Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address: 8.8.8.8

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: www.nanog.com
Address: 127.0.0.1

C:WindowsSystem32>nslookup www.nonexistingwebsite.com 8.8.8.8
Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address: 8.8.8.8

* google-public-dns-a.google.com can’t find www.nonexistingwebsite.com: Non-existent domain

C:WindowsSystem32>

My answer:


Because the owner of the domain name set it up that way.


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