What to use as a domain, if you dont own a public one

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by davidh_R, May 4, 2005.

  1. davidh_R

    davidh_R OSNN One Post Wonder

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    What should you use as your domain name (zone name) for dns, if you dont actually own a public domain name? are there any reserved private domains, like there are for ip addresses(ex 192.x.x.x)? Im just setting up a server to play around with and im at a loss for what to use.

    i found this http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2606.html

    but im not sure if these domains are only for documentation purposes, or if they are actual functional addresses, within a private network, just not routable.
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    just use one with a bogues tld eg. davidh-private.lan
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, you can pretty much put what you like if it is private.
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I used to use something like .local, now I use .streetname