DNS-OARC - 2017-09
RFC 1918 for names
A condom for the namespace
Fun, wasn't it?
It hasn't gone away yet...
... but we told them not to do this.
Users want an internal / disconnected namespace
"Three practical methods to name the DNS domain are: * Make the name a private domain name that is used for name resolution on the internal Small Business Server network. This name is usually configured with the first-level domain of .local. At the present time, the .local domain name is not registered on the Internet. * Make the name a sub-domain of a publicly registered domain name. For example, if the publicly registered domain name is Contoso.com, a sub-domain of Corp.contoso.com can be used. * Make the name the same as a publicly registered domain name. Most Small Business Server customers should use the first method. The following list describes some of the advantages when you use a separate and private domain name for the local Small Business Server network: