Help understand DNS name choice during NT4 to 2003 upgrade

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    Before anybody scolds me for not knowing what I am doing, please know that this scenerio is only being performed on a test network. :)

    That being said, I am evaluating upgrading our very small and simple network from NT4 to 2003.

    My scenerio:

    1 NT4 DC
    1 NT4 Member Server
    1 W2K Member Server

    1 Domain and 20 users.

    Using an interim box, I installed NT4 as a BDC and promoted it to DC. Then I upgrade it to 2003.

    Everything is going smoothly and I have ironed out some gotcha’ in the process. My question is naming the Full DNS Name for the New Domain.

    I have read through all the Tech notes and such but am still confused as to how to name it for our situation. I am going to go through some test scenarios in the lab setup but would really like to get some input from anyone that has some knowledge first.

    We have a website that is hosted by a third party hosting compnay but we may want to host it ourself eventually. Our current domain name is not the same as our website domain.

    Should the DNS name be currentwebsite.com or something like internal.currentwebsite.com ?

    Any insight is very much appreciated!

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