Could my AD domain name have a conflict if I do this?

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    Hi there:

    First time posting here, so “Hello” to everyone and thanks to Daniel Petri for the darn best Windows resource website ever.

    Alright, here’s my question/dilema: Lets say you have a small LAN at home and you are running W2K3 with AD installed and you chose your domain name to be XYZ.COM and it is not a real domain name in the internet name space. AD installs fine because you are using non-routable network subnet (192.168.x.x), and AD will not complain about the domain name already being used. But what if you later decide to register XYZ.COM as a valid domain name on the internet? Or worse yet, somebody else does? Will the W2K3 server running AD complain that there’s a domain name conflict?

    Please let me know if I need to explain myself further or make the case more clear. Thanks.

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