Choosing Namespace

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Greg Zygadlo, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Greg Zygadlo

    Greg Zygadlo Guest

    We are getting ready to migrate from NT4 to W2k3. I will be setting up my
    A/D Enviornment as a parellel domain. Still debating what the internal
    domain name will be for my Active Directory. Does anybody have any good
    guidelines.

    We already have a internet presence and was wondering if we should use our
    domain name (ex ABC for ABC.Com) and add our stock symbol on the end of it.

    Any insight would be most helpful.

    Thanks
     
    Greg Zygadlo, Aug 13, 2004
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  2. Hi Greg,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    In general, the external domain name (in fact, the record in public DNS) is
    used for the public services, for example: web site, mail server... When
    you set up the internal Windows 2003 domain, you can use the internal
    domain name your desired.

    I would like to recommend that you refer to the following articles for more
    information.

    DNS Namespace Planning
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=254680

    Setting Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=237675

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    From: "Greg Zygadlo" <>
    Subject: Choosing Namespace
    Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 21:08:14 -0400
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration

    We are getting ready to migrate from NT4 to W2k3. I will be setting
    up my
    A/D Enviornment as a parellel domain. Still debating what the
    internal
    domain name will be for my Active Directory. Does anybody have any
    good
    guidelines.

    We already have a internet presence and was wondering if we should
    use our
    domain name (ex ABC for ABC.Com) and add our stock symbol on the end
    of it.

    Any insight would be most helpful.

    Thanks
     
    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 13, 2004
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  3. Greg Zygadlo

    Herb Martin Guest

    it.

    Read Bob's response this thread but generally it's a matter of
    style and choice -- most people should not choose the same
    internal and external name for their external and internal
    resources.

    Better choices are:

    child of the external domain (corp.abc.com)
    totally internal name (abc.local)
    a registered domain of which you make only minimal public use
    (abc.net AND be sure to register it)

    Also note, that these are not normally "namespaces" -- a name
    space is a group of domains/zones that can be searched from the
    root or top level downwards.

    You are "in my namespace" if I can find you by doing that and you
    are NOT in my namespace if that isn't possible (or you have a mistake.)

    There is a place were the word 'namespace' applies to such considerations
    but it is about this being able to SEARCH-- and would apply equally
    to the most common designes whether you use a "public" name internally
    or a "totally private" name -- in both cases you would make your
    internal domain (somewhat) isolated from the Internet namespace using
    "shadow DNS", firewalls, or that totally private name.

    Were you to build you own root "." and trees of domains bellow that
    root which you, and only your company could search, then this would
    be a true namespace separate from the Internet namespace.

    Problem for most people is they wish to be able to search both their
    own domains names and that (additional?) namespace on the Internet.
     
    Herb Martin, Aug 13, 2004
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