What domain name do you use for your DNS servers?

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What domain name do you use when you configure a Windows DNS server. I've always set them up with something like this: comapanyname.local
But I was reading some Microsoft documentation, and it said you need to use a sub-domain of a registered domain name. For instance, if you have the domain name companyname.com registered, when you configure DNS, you should use office.companyname.com as the domain name, not companyname.local or companyname.com
What do you guys typically do?

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You should never use a public DNS name, you always want to use a private DNS name like .local or .private. This is because some of the new features like Direct Access of Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 require that the DNS be a non-routable DNS name.

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  • LinuxCiscoman
    Wouldn't this cause a security concern anyway? If the DNS server name that Google's search servers use was simply google.com, that would be a vulnerability would it not?
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    [...] Ingram87 asks about the intricacies of DNS, and points out a major security concern. .topsy_widget_shortcode,div.topsy-sm [...]
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