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Can someone explain the best way of doing an internal domain name change?  We have multiple domains accross multiple locations.

I am looking for step by step instructions on the best way to do this with minimal downtime to the organization.
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There are documents out there on this that you can look at.  Jorge has a good blog with links to them here

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2010/10/10/should-you-do-a-domain-rename-or-not-that-s-the-question.aspx

Note if you have certain versions of exchange you can't do a rename.  Domain rename is a very big project so try to test if you can., and make sure you really need to do it.

Thanks

Mike
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by:Darius Ghassem
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I totally agree with Mike with as well.

Read this document on the domain rename procedures.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816848(v=ws.10).aspx

Make sure you go  through the link Mike posted first
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Thank you both for your replies.  I understand what is involved in doing a re-name, the problem is that someone else owns the domain name that we are using and do not want to sell but they want us to make them an offer.  I am trying to determine the impact vs cost to doing this change.  I thought it might help knowing the exact steps that would be taken if this were to be done so I have a better idea on how to present this.

Thanks
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You'll have some down time, and all domain joined servers/PCs have to be booted twice.

You must also make sure that all your systems supports a domain rename.

Here is a step-by-step: http://adfordummiez.com/?p=39
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by:Leon Fester
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Hold up a second...somebody owns your domain name?

Internal and external domain names have not connection. So why do you need to rename your internal domain?

I can setup an internal domain called Microsoft.com and they won't even know about it.
Nor would I have any access problems.

IMHO, that is not a good enough reason to get a domain rename project on the go.

This person is basically cybersquatting by registereding domains and then selling them off to companies.

If you have a rightfull claim to the domain name, then consider taking up your case with the appropriate authorities.

Check out these posts:
http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Reclaim_Your_Site_From_Domain_Squatters
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/CyberSquatting-Less-of-a-Risk-with-ICANNs-DotBrand-gTLDs-Gartner-503600/
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by:Free3454
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Thank you all for your input, we have our lawyers looking into this, the only problem we have with this is if our Windows 7 machines have IP version 6 enabled.
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