Re: [DNSOP] DNS names for local networks - not only home residental networks ...

"Walter H." <> Fri, 01 September 2017 20:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] DNS names for local networks - not only home residental networks ...
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On 01.09.2017 21:47, Tony Finch wrote:
> Walter H.<>  wrote:
>> but there still doesn't exist any for company networks,
> The point of the homenet name is to provide a zero-configuration namespace
> for consumer devices.
> Corporate environments are a somewhat different matter, since you can
> expect them to own their own domain name and have people who can set up
> devices to use it.
BUT this need not necessarily be a public domain ..., just think of 
Active Directory Domains ...
>   Internal networks should either use a subdomain of the
> company's public domain, or register a second domain for internal use.
such a registry where you can register domains for internal use doesn't 
exist ...
not one registry is willing to give me a domain - even when I pay for 
this - which I only use in a LAN,
and the authoritativ DNS servers would then just be or ::1

there is a security reason why companies often use .local for this case 
..., but since RFC 6762 this conflicts ...
so there is the need of a TLD a company can use without conflicting ...