I was reading a blog post today and the writer cited a fake URL that used the domain name example.com. A random question popped into my head: Who owns that address?
Turns out it’s not owned by anyone:
As described in RFC 2606 and RFC 6761, a number of domains such as example.com and example.org are maintained for documentation purposes. These domains may be used as illustrative examples in documents without prior coordination with us. They are not available for registration or transfer.
Strange but true.