[all variants] Requesting Advice: Domain Naming Scheme

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi - I have a domain name and some 3rd-party host space on which I run a small site that I use for personal purposes, like sharing photos and so forth. Let's call it mydomain.com. It has some associated DNS entries like www.mydomain.com, ftp.mydomain.com and db.mydomain.com. I was hoping to bring my home machines together onto a domain for a number of reasons. I'm wondering what best practices would suggest... 1. Should the entire home network be called something like home.mydomain.com (such that I might then have a machine named laptop1.home.mydomain.com)? 2. Should I build the home (Hardware)