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This is a hotly contested question. I can not tell you what Microsoft
recommends ( pretty sure, though, that .local would be the 'main' answer ).
You can use anything that you like, really ( just as long as that
'extension' does not become used on the Internet..... ).
For simplicity I usually suggest using the same internal as external.
Cary W. Shultz
Roanoke, VA 24012
Microsoft Active Directory MVP
"aa1uk" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My understanding is microsoft recommend you use a fully qualified name
> is registered.
> I have heard the following extensions used for an internal dns suffix,
> ".internal" and ".pri". With windows 2000 MS suggested you use ".local" -
> no more.
> Is there an official dns suffix yet for internal usage, if not what do MS
> recommend for an internal AD suffix.