Skip navigation

JSI Tip 3255. You cannot delete a Web site from Local intranet site, Trusted sites, or or Restricted site?

When you add a site with a two letter top and second level domain name, and include a wildcard, *, Internet Explorer adds an additional wildcard, *.* This also happen when you add *.com, Internet Explorer adds *.*.com. When you press OK, the changes are accepted.

If you view these settings and see the improper entry, you can't delete it.

Internet Explorer interprets these entries as a top level domain ( or, which isn't allowed in any security zone.

To workaround this issue, delete them from the registry. Use Regedt32 to navigate to both of the following keys and delete the offending entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.