Domain name expert Advise request.

Arif Saeed Bham 1 Reputation point

We are using google workspace with our website domain. I need to install my local domain controller for directory services. Through this write I need an expert advice for domain name.

Should I use same domain name "" for local DC or it should be "domain.local"

Also we have to configure emails which is configured on google server.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Thameur-BOURBITA 32,596 Reputation points


    I recommend you to choose "domain.local" , to avoid any conflict with external DNS zone.
    When you choose "domain.local" for your local domain, you will prevent DNS resolution conflict with your external DNS zone and your local computer and server will able to resolve it, because the local DNS server will able to forward DNS request to external DNS.

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