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Naming the forest root domain, Server 2008

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Hello All,
I am trying to setup a new domain using server 2008. I ran dcpromo and now it is asking me to enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name of the forest root domain. If the IP address of the server is registered as "Radius.panda.bear.com" should the new domain name be the same?
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If you will be hosting a website from the internal network you may want to have the domain be Radius.panda.bear.local for you internal domain, and Radius.panda.bear.com for your domain to the outside world.  Just a security precaution.
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You can name you internal domain whatever you want but if you name the domain "Radius.panda.bear.com" you can confuse DNS and AD because the above domain looks like a child domains are already in place. Start with bear.com or bear.local. I like to use the .com extenison because of issues with AD using single named domains.
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Thak you both for replying. A follow up quesiton, Why does microsoft suggest not to use names like "bear.local" are there dis-advantages?
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Here is a tech article from MS to explain.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300684
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