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    Red face Win2003: Proper way Setup Public DNS


    Let say I have a Static public IP(ex: 115.41.41.41) and a new Domain Name (ex:test.com) purchased from godaddy.com
    I have Win2003 server, can I setup a DNS server with the domain I purchase with following:

    Create a new forward zone for "test.com"
    test.com SOA ns1.test.com
    test.com NS ns1.test.com
    ns1.test.com A 115.41.41.41

    But in Godaddy Manager
    What is the nameserver I should point my "test.com" to?
    " NS ns1.test.com 115.41.41.41 "

    Above does not seem valid, how someone will find my "test.com" if they can not find my "ns1.test.com" at first place.


    What is the proper way to setup Public DNS?
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    I can't tell you much on the windows set up but with GoDaddy, you set the name server to ns1.test.com. Then in the Domain Manager window, in the bottom left there is a Host Summary section. Set the host name to ns1 and then set the IP address to the one you stated. This will make the glue entry for your domain so people can find you. I have my domain through there and that's how I do it. Works for me.
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    Originally Posted by circle-0
    I have Win2003 server, can I setup a DNS server with the domain I purchase with following:

    Create a new forward zone for "test.com"
    test.com SOA ns1.test.com
    test.com NS ns1.test.com
    ns1.test.com A 115.41.41.41
    You should also include an A record for the domain itself:
    test.com A 115.41.41.41

    In addition, you should also have 2 NS records:
    ns2.test.com A 115.41.41.41
    test.com NS ns2.test.com

    And then at the domain registrar, you should list both nameservers as domain hosts.
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