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Best way to change a windows domain name

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We currently are using .local for our domain and since this is supposed to go away I think in 2015, we need to change our domain to .com instead.
What is the best way to do this and what is all involved to make this change?
We have 2008 DC's now and we also have an exchange server.
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it is a rather involved process, study up on how to use ADMT (active directory migration tool)

.com is needed only for ssl certificates and you can add the .com upn to your .local domain and add the users to login using name@example.com instead of name@example.local
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Well the users email is now already using .com I forgot about that. So I would not have to change that part of it..
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