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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am about to setup a new domain and was wondering what the new Microsoft standard is for a local domain name?

    is using .local, or .lan still the standard or should we be using the companies main domain? company.com?

    I've also seen some recommendations on using internal.company.com.

    Any advise or recommendations would be appreciated.

    Friday, December 20, 2013 1:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    It is something you need to plan, i use .local for mine but using internal.company.com is good practice.

    • Proposed as answer by cara chen Monday, December 23, 2013 11:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by cara chen Friday, December 27, 2013 8:23 AM
    Friday, December 20, 2013 2:06 PM
  • If you want to publish to the internet etc. you cannot use .local and will need to use another name which can confuse your users.
    • Proposed as answer by cara chen Monday, December 23, 2013 11:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by cara chen Friday, December 27, 2013 8:23 AM
    Friday, December 20, 2013 3:49 PM
  • Hello,

    Yes. We recommend you use internal.company.com instead of .local.



    Cara Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by cara chen Friday, December 27, 2013 8:23 AM
    Monday, December 23, 2013 11:28 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    It is something you need to plan, i use .local for mine but using internal.company.com is good practice.

    • Proposed as answer by cara chen Monday, December 23, 2013 11:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by cara chen Friday, December 27, 2013 8:23 AM
    Friday, December 20, 2013 2:06 PM
  • ok thanks - why do you say its good practice?
    Friday, December 20, 2013 2:18 PM
  • If you want to publish to the internet etc. you cannot use .local and will need to use another name which can confuse your users.
    • Proposed as answer by cara chen Monday, December 23, 2013 11:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by cara chen Friday, December 27, 2013 8:23 AM
    Friday, December 20, 2013 3:49 PM
  • Hello,

    Yes. We recommend you use internal.company.com instead of .local.



    Cara Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by cara chen Friday, December 27, 2013 8:23 AM
    Monday, December 23, 2013 11:28 AM
  • Thankyou!
    Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:35 AM