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Internal network naming convention

Posted on 2016-08-07
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I've been asked to take over a Windows Server 21012 based network which has a raft of problems.

One of them is that the network has been called thecompanyname.net

They don't own thecompanyname.net, and it does exist on the public Internet.

Apart from them not being able to browse thecompanyname.net, which is never going to happen anyway, is there a compelling reason to reinstall the network?

I want it to be internal.thecompanyname.com.au, as they own and control thecompanyname.com.au

The business owner is reluctant to let me reinstall the network and I don't want to take the job unless I can do that
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I guess you'll not be working there. Remember the age old rule: The customer is always right, even when they are wrong.
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by:snooflehammer
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Hardly answers the question
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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True they are not following the current best practices. Changing the domain structure will cause a lot of work for no real company realized gain at this time. Right now it is not broken so don't fix it.. Later on they may require external access and require a REAL certificate only then will you have a compelling reason to implement the change. If your acceptance of the job offer is dependent upon the domain name change then you will not be working there.
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by:snooflehammer
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That's it. The Cert. That's the killer reason.
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by:Bryant Schaper
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honestly, why not just thecompanyname.net?  Redoing AD is more costly then registering the domain name.
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by:snooflehammer
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thecompanyname.net is owned by another party and is live on the Internet. Did you not read the question?
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by:Bryant Schaper
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sorry, missed that, I actually that that it said it didnt exist
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