I currently started working for a company that has made a boneheaded mistake and I am looking for the least painful way to correct it.
Before I started, they named their local domain using a TLD they did not register. For the purpose of this question lets just say the internal domain is called
After starting here I found we were having all sorts of DNS issues and problems with name resolution locally and externally. I would ping abc computer and usually it would return a proper
192.168.x.x address per their ip convention.
However, with growing frequency I would would notice issues where it would return an external ip address with the computer
name.example.com. After messing around for a few hours I thought to myself... No, it can't be... let me just check. Well I did a whois on
example.com and found that we don't own the tld, someone else owns it.
When I confronted the powers that be about this, I was pressed for a resolution and being the bad sysop I came up with:
- don't make this mistake;
- rename the domain and do all the work that comes with it
- pay the oodles of money wanted for the domain that you "forgot" to register and never forget again.
I was in turn told to find another way and that there had to me more solutions than that... Unfortunately, I've never seen anyone make a noob mistake like this because well you had better own the domain you want to use.
Do you have a suggestion?