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    AD domain name alternative to .local

    Microsoft used to recommend using .local as the TLD for an AD implementation. But this interferes with Apple's Rendezvous service.

    I'm going to be building a new AD soon. What alternatives to .local do people recommend, please?

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    Whatever you want to use. We used .usd, so our domain is paradise.usd (Paradise Unified School District). Some people use .pvt, .internal, etc.

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    We use .internal here

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    .internal is fine or .com etc...

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    I used .int recently - short for internal.

    I decided not to use .local because thats something mac uses for something else.

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    Makes you wonder though why should .anything matter really? Seems a design problem from Apple's point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Makes you wonder though why should .anything matter really? Seems a design problem from Apple's point of view.
    Serious major flaw considering that they aim part of this software at the Windows platform and then go and ruin running it on an existing domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I used .int recently - short for internal.
    also...

    The domain name int is a sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name is derived from the word international, characterizing its use for world-wide purposes. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
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    Arthur, that shouldnt matter to anyone unless they are using mixed DNS (internal and external) then youd be having problems lol. When I first came to this district it was a mess and a mixed DNS.

    Since then our domain is completely internal and we have seperate BIND DNS servers for external stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    What alternatives to .local do people recommend, please?
    On my Windows 2003 server at home I use my own domain name (sansay.co.uk). You have to remember to add a local DNS entry for any servers (so for SanSay.Co.Uk I need an entry on my Server 2003's DNS), but that's fine as it's no bother and you'll probably want to give local IP addresses for local servers anyway.

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    .local is for zeroconf and predates Apple using it. MS were warned but still put .local in their training literature.

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