Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


.com to a .local

Posted on 2006-05-30
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I'm doing work on a very small network with a domain that was named whatever.com that should be a .local. Before I go installing ISA 2004 on the network I wanted to change the domain name to a .local. I know there are hundreds of threads on this topic, but i'm curious about this because it's such a small network with not much going on. I figured maybe it's best to change this now before things get complicated.

Question by:deanjondavid
1 Comment
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

NJComputerNetworks earned 1000 total points
ID: 16792971
Like you said, if your domain is not all that complex, it is better to rename it now... or rebuild it with the new name.  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/downloads/winsrvr/domainrename.mspx

However, the more complex your network becomes, the more difficult it is to rename...

I would add that you can have a ###.com name... this is legal... it just makes resolving to the outside company websites slightly more difficult because your internal DNS servers become authoritative for the domain name.  This means, you can't look to internet DNS servers to resolve names for your DNS domain.  But the work around for this is quite simple...just create records on your internal DNS server..

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
As many of you are aware about Scanpst.exe utility which is owned by Microsoft itself to repair inaccessible or damaged PST files, but the question is do you really think Scanpst.exe is capable to repair all sorts of PST related corruption issues?
Kernel Data Recovery is a renowned Data Recovery solution provider which offers wide range of softwares for both enterprise and home users with its cost-effective solutions. Let's have a quick overview of the journey and data recovery tools range he…

575 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question