Do I need to purchase a domain name or can I create when up when setting up DNS suffixes?


I am setting up DNS on my Windows Server 2003 and I was wondering if the Primary DNS Suffix can be any made up domain name or do I first need to purchase it from a site like

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LesterClaytonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can make anything up, but it is recommended not to use a TLD which may exist.  For example, don't make your Domain name - it means that you will host that domain, and anybody in your organization who wants to visit the REAL will have difficulty.  It won't cause a probelm outside of your IT infrastructure though.

My DNS domains all end with .local :)
TLD =, .com, .org, .info, .me


And no, you don't have to buy the chosen name from anybody.
techin4Author Commented:
Thank You so much..This is the perfect answer.
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