I am curious what naming convention folks are using for their Active Directory Forest and Domains.
I originally chose a Forest/Domain Name that we never registered or purchased, and was later bought by another entity. Consequently, we need to rename our domain, and I found that using ourdomain.local would result in headaches down the road. After careful consideration, I believe creating and moving to a child domain of the domain we currently own would be a best practice. For instance, since we already own ourdomain.org and have public DNS records in place for that domain, I'd like to name the Forest/Domain ad.ourdomain.org and possibly add another domain down the road called do.ad.ourdomain.org for our District Office.
I have already explored the RENDOM utility. Are there other utilities I will need? What would be a good reference URL to use and follow for this process?