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Authorative domains, Remote domains and Internal Relay domains

Confused!

In Exchange 2007 > Org Config > Hub Transport > Remote Domains, I have the following listed:

Name: MyDomain.com
Domain: *.MyDomain.com

Name: Partner1.com
Domain: Partner1.com

Name: OldDomain.com
Domain: *.OldDomain.com

Then, if I go to Accepted Domains

Name: MyDomain.com
Accepted Domain: MyDomain.com
Type: Authorative

Name: OldDomain.com
Accepted Domain: OldDomain.com
Type: Authorative

Name: Contoso.com
Accepted Domain: Contoso.com
Type: Internal Relay

Questions:

1. Does this mean my Exchange org 'owns' MyDomain.com and OldDomain.com?

2. What's the status of Partner1.com

3. What's the status of Contoso.com

4. I know people in the company send emails to mailbox@japan.olddomain.com. Does Exchange own japan.olddomain.com as well? I notice that in Remote Domains, one of the Domain names was *.olddomain.com

5. If I had a domain name (e.g. example.com) is there an easy way to find out if Exchange own this domain, or it is an external one?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks, which domains are you referring to, all of them?

Do you know the answers to the listed questions I had so it's clearer for me? :)
ccns

Questions:

1. yes, this means these are owned by your company and are child domains of the first. which means they would be within your network.
2. trace the IP address see if its within your network or at a branch network.
3. trace the IP address see if its within your network or at a branch network.
4. child domain so yes your company would own it but as i said also it maybe at a branch office or hidden away somewhere in another office.
5. if it is listed in your exchange server then you would generally "own" or have authorisation to the domain.
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