If a URL in the location bar ends in ".com", don't automatically put ".net" on the end of it if someone presses shift-enter.

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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Firefox
Address Bar
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minor
RESOLVED INACTIVE
8 years ago
27 days ago

People

(Reporter: Bart Kelsey, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100218 Fedora/3.6.1-1.fc13 Firefox/3.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100218 Fedora/3.6.1-1.fc13 Firefox/3.6

Sometimes I accidentally hit shift when I press enter in the URL bar after I've typed the name of some site that ends in .com (yahoo.com, google.com, etc).  It seems safe to assume that in the vast majority of these cases, a user would like to go to the site that they just typed, instead of going to the typo-squatter that registered com.net.  If something looks like a URL already, can Firefox be made to intelligently *not* append ".net" when someone presses shift-enter?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "google.com" in the URL bar
2. Press shift-enter
3. Get forwarded to a typo-squatter page
Actual Results:  
I ended up on infoweb.net, even though it's clear that I wanted to go to google.

Expected Results:  
Taken me to google.com

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 1

27 days ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 27 days ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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