I'm about to set up my server and one workstation at home so that I can learn more about network administration on the Windows 2000 server. However, I am reading through an Active Directory manual and it's stating that domain names need to be registered with www.internic.org
. If I am simply creating domain(s) and user(s) in a "private" environment, then I should still be able to proceed without registering, shoudn't I? Also, how would this affect e-mail? I am thinking of setting up a internet broadband account with my cable provider using a combo (adsl, router, firewall)?