FNS assumes that a host is associated with an organizational unit. A host can be associated with multiple organizational units, but there must be one that is primary. In an NIS+ namespace, this organizational unit corresponds to the host's home domain.
The namespace identifier thisorgunit (or _thisorgunit) resolves to the primary organizational unit of the host running the process. For example, if that host is the machine cygnus, and cygnus's NIS+ home domain is west.sales, then thisorgunit resolves to the organizational unit context for west.sales and the name thisorgunit/service/fax refers to the fax service of the organizational unit west.sales.