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Old 07-28-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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What should my domain name be?

I've never figured out what my domain name should be when I configuring a new machine. I often use my isp's (like, or, but I'm not sure if that's proper. Recently I didn't enter a domain name at all when I ran the network installer, and I think it may be the reason for my slow sendmail problems.
Old 07-28-2003, 01:37 AM   #2
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Just make one up - it's just for informational purposes and won't affect your install. It's only used locally. If you're interested, I just said my domain was "". -- J.W.
Old 07-28-2003, 01:41 AM   #3
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If you think resolving domain name is a problem, try doing it by ip only and see if it's faster then. Really, I don't think that what you're asking about matters.

When I type "dnsdomainname -f" it returns "" and I'm fine....
Old 07-28-2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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Re: What should my domain name be?

Originally posted by jgombos
I'd go with that fine name, Qwest rocks!

(of course I'm biased) :-P


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