I had always used .dev TLDs for my development websites, and of course, Google ruined that for all of us recently when they made those changes to the .dev TLD. So, I went through to update my dev URLs in Local (the software), from .dev to .local, as seems to be the new standard.
The first time I did it, my Local (software) seemingly couldn’t get past the ‘Provisioning’ stage. MacOS did ping me for my admin username which makes sense, as I assume Local (software) changes the hosts file.
So, I ended up having to kill Local and load it back up. Once I loaded it. it did look like my new domain had taken effect, but I wasn’t able to visit the dev site with that new domain. Either it would forward to the old one (.dev) or there would be an ICANN rejection error, or the .local would hang.
I tried doing it twice and the same steps happened. Freezing on provisioning and then sites failing to load.
Any suggestions? Figure I might be able to rewrite my hosts file, but I didn’t want to get in the way of this. FYI, I’m on a MacOS latest, running the latest version of Local.
P.s., do you folks ever hate how the software is called ‘Local,’ making writing questions like this really hard to put into words needing to differentiate between the software, the TLD, and the word ‘Local’?