Setting up separate work domain in 2012R2

Hi setting up completely different domain at work

Mgmt dont want it associated in any way name wise, not a subset of etc

Looking at link above, is there anything I need to keep in mind when it comes to naming the domain, (do i have to keep it in some way towards the existing domain?)

Will be adding 2012R2 server to vCenter, adding as template etc, adding roles etc, walkthrough of steps appreciated
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The link you quote is titled "Active Directory: Best Practices for Internal Domain and Network Names" - what more do you want?  If you're not going to follow best practices, you (and your management) should have a very good reason not to and then you should make sure what you do decide is at least supported.

I'd say read the article, modify as you need, but stay as close to best practices as possible.

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James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
I agree with Lee on the best practices and following the steps. With the naming of the domain, it doesn't have to be related to the original domain. In fact if I was in this boat and we had the first domain "Company.local" I may name it different in the sense of "" just to through off the naming convention if someone wanted to try to reach it. Doesn't matter either way but that is one method of getting away from it.
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