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Two domain names- One for External and one for Internal RRS feed

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  • Hi All,

    I would like to know how to use two names for domains such as abc.com for external access and abc.local for internal access.How to achieve this while creating a new forest. will there be any problems in creating namespaces like this? What are all the complications involved if any...


    Regards, Mohan R Sr. Administrator - Server Support
    Friday, May 27, 2011 12:36 AM

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  • This is possible - and fairly common. abc.local is the namespace used by AD domain/forest. abc.com is your external namespace, accessible from the Internet.

    For advantages and disadvantages of each, refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285983

    hth
    Marcin

    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Friday, May 27, 2011 6:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Zou Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:40 AM
    Friday, May 27, 2011 1:03 AM
  • You can very well choose internal domain name as abc.local & external domain name as abc.com or internal  domain name as corp.abc.com

    Creating Internal and External Domains

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296250

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759036%28WS.10%29.aspx

     

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    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Friday, May 27, 2011 6:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Zou Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:40 AM
    Friday, May 27, 2011 4:18 AM
  • Hi Customer,

     

    Thank you for your post.

     

    Organizations that require an Internet presence as well as an internal namespace must deploy both an internal and an external DNS namespace and manage each namespace separately. You can create a mixed internal and external DNS namespace in one of two ways:

     

    1.By making the internal domain a subdomain of the external domain.

     

    The internal domain is a subdomain of the external domain. For more information, please take a look at Using an Internal Subdomain:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772970(WS.10).aspx

     

    2.By using different names for the internal and external domains.

     

    The internal and external domain names are different from each other. For more information, please take a look at Using Different Internal and External Domain Names:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739077(WS.10).aspx

     

    Best Regards,

    James Zou

    • Marked as answer by James Zou Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:55 AM
    Monday, May 30, 2011 3:03 AM

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