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Windows 2003 DOMAIN NAME

By minookarthik ·
How do name my domain? I have a Windows 2003 STD server with 5 XP machines 1 printer 1 firewall. Can someone tell me how to name my domain. I'm struggling between "companyname.local" and "companyname.com". I'm not hosting my email (exchange server) or the website at this location. No plans of bringing them in house in the near future. I just wanna be prepared for adding other servers in the future. Is there a way to chose the right name for your name. PLEASE HELP!!. Thanks in advance.

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by killerb In reply to Windows 2003 DOMAIN NAME

after running dcpromo, suggestion is to go with the "companyname.local", will make it easier for dns resolution. single tier domain names (ie "companyname") can create erors down the line.

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by minookarthik In reply to Windows 2003 DOMAIN NAME

Hey Killerb thanks for answering....i just resolved the issue....yea i should have named it companyname.local....companyname.com suxx...anyways....i was able create dns forwarding for ftp, mail and www for our domain name...so far no complaints...hope it stays put...Thanks again...

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