DNS primary suffix and Domain name

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We are running an NT4 domain with a domain name in the following format: My_Company (no extension). We also have a Web site located outside our domain with a Web service (Verio) called mycompany.com. We have not yet implemented DNS. We are preparing to go to a 2000 Network and have been told that we need to rename our domain without special characters like the dash or underscore. What is the best naming convention for our domain and the DNS suffix? We will keep the web site as mycompany.com and plan to name both the internal domain and dns suffix mycompany.com too. What are the pros and cons to this? Should we consider a different name for the dns suffix?

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we had the same situation and what we decided was to name the internal domain like this int.mycompany.com with its own internal DNS, that kept the domain the same while still seperating the domain already in place mycompany.com

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  • Mpkn3rd
    To increase security and not allow interaction across the Internet the general consensus at this time is to name the internal network using a non-routable/non Internet available name. Many options come to mind. One popular version is companyname.local. One also has to consider that there are actually two domain naming schemes. What I call the Windows domain and the DNS domain. Even though the DNS domain is more important than ever MS still requires their definition of domain naming. This is especially important if you still run legacy apps or pre AD server OS's
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