We want to use Google Analytics on our intranet. It currently lives at http://intranet, which obviously won't work because Google Analytics requires an FQDN.

It's also available at http://intranet.companyname.dom/ but I'm unable to add a property using that address, either. So what exactly are the requirements? Does it need to be a "proper" web address, e.g. intranet.companyname.com (albeit only visible internally)?

(Just to cover it off, we're OK with the privacy/security/etc implications of using a 3rd party analytics system on our intranet)

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Google says the intranet must be accessible by a fully qualified domain name. So your .dom should be .com or any other TLD

In order for Google Analytics to generate reports for your corporate intranet usage, your corporate network must be able to reach the Google Analytics JavaScript file (analytics.js). Try loading the file in your browser using one of the following links:

http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js

If you can reach one of these URLs from your internal network, you can use Google Analytics to collect data from your intranet. Your intranet must also be accessible through a fully qualified domain name such as http://intranet.example.com. The Google Analytics JavaScript won't work if your intranet can only be accessed using a domain name that isn't fully qualified, such as http://intranet.



Google wants you to enter a FQDN but it's not a strict requirement, it mostly determines how the GA cookies are created in the client browser.

If your Intranet uses server names or a pseudo TLD (like .local), it's fine.

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