- You are testing a web application and you'd like to see how it behaves using HTTPS
- You don't want to use a self-signed certificate, or setup a private Certificate Authority
- You don't want to route your (unencrypted) traffic through a third-party service
How it works
You can register a free domain under
Registration of a domain allows you to set the
_acme-challenge TXT record for the domain.
These records are used to issue TLS certificates using the ACME DNS-01 protocol.
You should use an ACME client to set these records.
.localhostcert.net has an
A record set to
127.0.0.1 and an
AAAA record set to
You are not able to change these records, or set any other record types.
Locking the domain to localhost is designed to make it easier to quickly fetch a domain name, issue a certificate, and begin using it locally for software development.