URL autocomplete for local addresses as well, instead of sending to default search engine

This is regarding all versions of the Brave browser, as they show all the same behavior.
Local addresses e.g. “server.local” or “vm.ware” (whatever) are not completed to “https://server.local” and sent to the DNS to resolve, but instead directly to the predefined search engine (e.g. Google).
Expected behavior would be that the request is autocompleted with “https:\…” and forwarded to the DNS. Alternatively if the DNS still returns an error it could automatically be sent to the defined search engine.
Thanks and best!