Win2003 and a single part Domain Name
Posted on 2009-05-12
I've inherited a Win2003 network with a domain name of "branch1.mydomain.com" (Yes, somebody took some example too literally!) This is a 5 server, single domain, single location network. We have an external website with a domain name but its not linked to our network in anyway.
I would like to rename the domain to a name with only 1 level/part, eg "wnss"; as opposed to a 2 part name like "wnss.com" (Sorry if the terminology is incorrect.)
Pro's: The domain is simpler to access from workstations and servers because of the shorter name.
Can somebody please explain the con's to using a single part domain name.