That may be the case, but its still a domain, who needs an authoritative DNS server, and if you going trough all the trouble of setting that up, you could use any real or made-up domain anyway. So that might be the reason why nobody uses that.
.local domain on the other hand is for home networks, who use dynamic IP and don’t have an authoritative server at hand. It just works, independently of any local or remote DNS servers or routers.
I know about conditional forwarding in Pi-Hole, Adguard does not seem to have such an option.
I don’t use Pi-hole myself, but from what I understand, it prevents forwarding queries of internal IPs to external DNS servers. unbound doesn’t do that either.
So it would make sense to delegate the resolving of local domains to the Omnia via Unbound right? Is there any way to do that?
Take a look at
Your DNS query was for a host without domain. With the default settings of most home-routers you would want to query
You could also try to ping
vuduo4kse.local. You can’t query your DNS for it, because its mDNS not DNS.