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Implementing DNS on Win2k Server

By taustin ·
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I have a Win2k Adv. server that I am using Internet sharing for my DSL connection. Now that I have a static IP I want to host my domain. I have IIS 5.0 running and serving pages. The question is, do I need to install DNS in order to host my own domain ? I believe I do, but I would appreciate any input as I don't want to mess up what's already working. I'm also planning to install my own mail server in the near future.

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Implementing DNS on Win2k Server

by savatovic In reply to Implementing DNS on Win2k ...

DNS is "Name to IP address resolution system". This means that, you can access your system from the network by using IP addresses (like 192.168.1.1) and not names (like www.some-domain.com).
If you want to maintain you presence on the Internet, then you should register your domain name with the organisation which is responsible for your planned domain name space. To register you domain name on the Internet, you must have your name entered in at least two DNS servers. One is usually your own and the other is usually your ISP's. If you don't want to maintain your DNS, then you should arrange with your ISP that they maintain both DNS entries for you.

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