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Google is testing domain-only URLs in Chrome to help stop scams and phishing
Google is set to test domain names only in the address bar of Chrome rather than the full URLs. The new domain-only feature will be tested in the latest Chrome 86 release. With Google having in mind that the change could secure users against scams and phishing attacks using deceptive URLs.
Domain names and URLs also are one of the most primary forms of web security currently available, letting us know quickly that we are online. However, they can be used to deceive sometimes. Hackers, as well as scammers sometimes build unreal websites that look convincing.
By making use of URLs with typos (twitter. com), domains that are not familiar (your bank.sign-in.info). Or hyphenated domains, domains like (secure-Gmail. com). Unsuspicious or ignorant users will then go to these URLs with the hope that belongs to real companies before being deceived to give out their credentials.
Few browsers just like Safari only display the domain of a URL in the address bar, slightly because it looks neater. However, it is also because it makes some of these scams more noticeable. If you always see websites like “facebook.com” in your address bar and all of a sudden your browsers displays “facebook.com.money.biz.scam.inc” instead, there is every possibility that you will get dubious.
Google’s Comment about the new domain-only feature
Google mentions that the new domain-only feature will be displayed to a random group of users in Chrome version 86. The company wants to check if the change “helps users realize they’re visiting a malicious website, and protects them from phishing and social engineering attacks”. If it does, then we can now look forward to seeing the new domain-only feature as a permanent feature later in the future.
Well, if you are not engaged in the experiment by Google but you will wish to see what it looks like, you can equally download “Chrome 86” through the ‘canary or dev channels. Open chrome://flags, allow the following flags: #omnibox-ui-reveal-steady-state-url-path-query-and-ref-on-hover and #omnibox-ui-sometimes-elide-to-registrable-domain. Then relaunch Chrome to test it out. Chrome 86 is not expected as a steady release till October