Local domains

Local domains .local are special top-level domains TLDs used in local or private networks. These domains are not part of the global Domain Name System DNS and are not accessible from the public internet. Instead, they are designed for internal use which makes them perfect for app development and testing purposes. Local domains are usually published using multicast DNS protocol mDNS.

Local domains in LocalCan app

Local domains published using LocalCan macOS app are the most efficient way when you want to test your apps over https or on different devices connected to your Wi-Fi. You can publish unlimited number of .local domains on your local network.


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For my @webflow folks who have never heard of ngrok…

Been loving @LocalCanApp as an easy way to serve local code to my dev websites. Works with all browsers (no CORS or https errors) and you can assign a Public URL in one button click which makes it super easy to test your dev code on mobile devices.

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Fayaz Ahmed


Okay, @LocalCanApp is my new favourite developer tool.

I am working on a realtime feature with web app and phones, where it was mandatory for me to have https and the .local urls work so perfectly.🤌

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Mikael Henriksson


I was super impressed with the ease of @LocalCanApp It made me want to give them money rather than fiddle with configuration. And because it fits my existing use of .local domains in my etc. hosts for each project.

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Jesse Sibley


This tool is a must for any SaaS developer ✨

Replaces ngrok and now makes testing webhooks locally an absolute delight.

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Razvan Statescu


I just started using @LocalCanApp, and it works perfectly as an ngrok alternative. Congrats!