User wanting to use a .local domain to host DNS

Tony Finch dot at
Wed Nov 14 15:08:55 UTC 2012

King, Harold Clyde (Hal) <hck at> wrote:

> I'm a bit confused by a user request. I think he is trying to keep some
> hosts on the private side of DNS, but he wants to use a DNS name like
> host.sub.local. I do not know of the use of the .local TLD except in
> bonjure. Can anyone shed some light on the use of the .local TLD?

Microsoft have recommended its use for sites that don't have a properly
registered domain name.

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