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

Posted on 2011-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-11-05

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

Thank You.
Question by:techin4
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    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 :)
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    TLD =, .com, .org, .info, .me


    And no, you don't have to buy the chosen name from anybody.

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    Thank You so much..This is the perfect answer.

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