I'm looking for some direction on DNS and domain naming.
I am setting up a fresh W2k3 domain. 2 DC's, 1 Exchange, and 1 Web server. All XP clients, and W2k3 servers.
Our ISP takes care of DNS right now on our NT domain.
We have a webserver in place that is behind firewall with NAT.
ISP points 'mycompany.com' to our webserver public IP address, then I NAT it to our webserver.
My question is, when I create a name for my new domain, what is the best practice for DNS?
should I use domain.mycompany.com or should I just go completely separate and use something like domain.local?
One reason I ask is that if we have a change in our web name-such as mycompany.com changes to newcompany.com, how will this affect my internal domain structure if I use domain.mycompany.com?
thanks....and if you know of a site or article that explains this in good detail, I would appreciate that as well.