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    Does anyone use something like .local or .internal for their LAN domain name?

    The more I read about this the more confusing it gets. I've read two TechNet reports where one says yes and the other says no, I've read widely differing opinions on it on blogs and sites everywhere...so, once again, I thought I'd ask you, the users...if you do use these, has it ever caused you any problems, or do you now foresee potential problems and wish you hadn't used it.

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    .internal here

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    we used to use .local BUT apple stuff can be a bit awkward with this recently have switched when starting from scratch to .internal. As far as i know unless you need all of say school.net to be findable on the internet (and you can use aliases anyway for this) your probably better off as you only have to dns for your local pcs you dont have to be authorative for school.net to the world

    This is my understanding but it may be wrong

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    We used school.local for our AD domain name. This did cause us a few minor issues a year later when adding Macs (who by default use the DNS name MACNAME.local) but nothing major. At other schools I've used .lan to bypass any of these issues.

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    .local

    but be careful with macs

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    I use .internal when setting up new servers in my primaries. It is generally good practice to put something on the end!

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    .local but no intention of using macs. We have two in our library but i get the feeling they're more "for show" than anything else, we don't generally support them and they're not on the domain.

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    We use our full .sch.uk domain name, then use split zone DNS. We use to use .local but prefer what we do now.

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    .local in all 12 Schools as nothing is visible outside. All primaries so no Macs planned.

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    Ours is .internal

    Pretty sure that is standard practice for RM-configured domains, which ours was originally.

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    .local for us but may consider move to .internal

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiJ View Post
    .local for us but may consider move to .internal
    Any particular reason why you'd move from one to the other?

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    HMRC use

    *.local.hmrc.gov.uk

    * could be wiki, internal, helpdesk, televantage, jabber

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    Sorry, I meant for new installs really.

    Although it could be that some of our schools want to integrate Macs at some point - they are standalone at the moment.

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