Local Domain Name Same As Website

John 61 Reputation points
2021-07-05T05:24:51.017+00:00

Hello,

In our organization we have currently a domain by the name of ab.net, Now we want to have a domain name for our active directory same as our organization website like abcbank.com and Install Exchange server for exchanging emails.

Is it possible to have a domain name in our active directory same as our public website name???

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  1. Daisy Zhou 18,551 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-07-09T06:10:58.397+00:00

    Hello @John ,

    Thank you for your update.

    Q: Is it possible to have a domain name in our active directory same as our public website name???
    A: Yes, it is.

    If you want to access domain name like abcbank.com in your domain, you should access abcbank.com, you will be able to access your domain.

    If you want to access your public website name like abcbank.com, you should access www.abcbank.com (or similar website), you will be able to access your public website.

    Hope the information above is helpful.

    Should you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou

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  1. Evgenij Smirnov 541 Reputation points
    2021-07-05T05:31:48.303+00:00

    Hi,

    yes, it is possible, with the restriction that

    1. you'll have to use split horizon DNS to provide name resolution for externally hosted names like mobile.abcbank.com or www.abcbank.com
    2. There is no way to provide external resolution for the FQDN abcbank.com . If you use a proxy server to access the Internet, the proxy server should use external DNS servers rather than your DC in order for your internal clients to access abcbank.com

    That said, your AD domain name is completely irrelevant to sending or receiving mail. If your objective is to enable your employees to logon with their email address (john.doe@abcbank.com) you can add abcbank.com as UPN suffix to your ab.net forest and just change the UPNs of your users to their email addresses.


  2. Daisy Zhou 18,551 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-07-05T08:18:13.093+00:00

    Hello @John ,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Hope the information provided by Evgenij-Smirnov is helpful to you.

    Should you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou

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  3. Rashid Amin 1 Reputation point
    2023-01-23T05:44:11.68+00:00

    It's theoretically possible with an application delivery controller that will redirect http(s) requests to another IP and all other requests to the domain controllers.

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