User wanting to use a .local domain to host DNS

John Miller johnmill at
Wed Nov 14 15:15:00 UTC 2012

Hey there Hal,

It doesn't look like .local is officially reserved 
(, but .localdomain definitely is.


John Miller
Systems Engineer
Brandeis University
johnmill at

On 11/14/2012 10:02 AM, King, Harold Clyde (Hal) 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?
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