I think this is very reasonable feedback.
I am going to put a #pr-welcome here for the community on
- A site setting for “markdown_auto_link_tlds”
- Sane defaults for English and other locales we support (per local defaults)
linkify.it should not be a link in English out-of-the-box, but it should probably be a link in if you are running in Italian out-of-the-box.
For default install in English I would autolink:
test.edu, test.gov, test.com, test.com.au, test.co, test.co.uk, test.ca. I am not sure if I would do test.sg, test.ph and test.in out-of-the-box despite the English speaking population. I am also unsure about enabling the fancy domains people use like bit.ly and bla.community it just feels like its not to onorous to add the https:// in front.
x.sc and so on should definitely not be on by default for any of our locales even French cause it is high risk of mistakes