set up my own dns name server?

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Soulchild

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#1
Hi,
i have a domain name mydomain.com with no host because i want to host it on my computer.
How can i get ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com so i can use these nameservers for my domain name?

I have installed iis5 on win xp pro.

thank you very much.
 

Un4gIvEn1

OSNN Veteran Addict
#4
If you have a static IP address then you can have it pointed to your PC. If you do not have a static address then you will need to have it redirected to a dynamic hostname that receives updates from the PC every time the IP changes.
 
S

Soulchild

Guest
#5
Originally posted by SkazzyUK
www.dyndns.org

best one IMHO :)

Skazz
Thanks, I know this website, they offer exactly what i want, but like i said, i'd like to have my own nameserver (ns.mydomain.com), whereas dyndns.org only gives you their nameservers (ns.mydyndns.org,...).

Anybody?
 

the_tazinator

Are we there yet?
#7
If you are actually wanting to have the DNS server(s) hosting your domain sitting in front of you at your residence, that could get quite extensive. First of all you would need a static IP or IPs, depending on how many servers you want to run. These IPs would need to be owned by you, not your ISP. You would then need to register your domain with VeriSign (or whoever) so that when your domain is request to be resolved, it would reference your DNS server(s). Now that you also have your own IP space you need to set up a router for your new network. You also need to get an internet provider that will provide such service so that your IP route is propagated globally.

There are many details that I have left out for the sake of trying to keep this short. In other words, there are reasons for companies like www.dyndns.org, use them. It is not worth the expense or effort to do this for a home network.


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manik

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#11
It may be easier than you think to set up your own dns. In windows 2000, make sure you have installed the DNS server via Add/Remove components. It might only be available in Server, im not sure.

Ok, your domain registrar's page should have an option to add a name server. They should ask for host name and IP. You basically tell it to point to ns1.yourdomain.com and give it your static IP address. For now, make that the only name server for your domain.

In the DNS server config on your machine you add a new forward lookup domain. Add your domain info, create an A Record for yourdomain.com, give it your Static IP, and BAM! You are the proud admin of a DNS Server. The next thing to do would be to create a CNAME (alias) for www.yourdomain.com. This means that when someone tries to go to www.yourdomain.com, it basically points to your A Record. you can have as many as you want.

Im pretty new to this stuff, but I am hosting multiple sites on my home machine, and it works great.

Also, you can set up a secondary dns server (slave) that will receive updates from your primary DNS server. go to zoneedit.com for more details.

Good luck!
manik
 
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RabidPenguin

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#12
Originally posted by manik
It may be easier than you think to set up your own dns. In windows 2000, make sure you have installed the DNS server via Add/Remove components. It might only be available in Server, im not sure.

Ok, your domain registrar's page should have an option to add a name server. They should ask for host name and IP. You basically tell it to point to ns1.yourdomain.com and give it your static IP address. For now, make that the only name server for your domain.

In the DNS server config on your machine you add a new forward lookup domain. Add your domain info, create an A Record for yourdomain.com, give it your Static IP, and BAM! You are the proud admin of a DNS Server. The next thing to do would be to create a CNAME (alias) for www.yourdomain.com. This means that when someone tries to go to www.yourdomain.com, it basically points to your A Record. you can have as many as you want.

Im pretty new to this stuff, but I am hosting multiple sites on my home machine, and it works great.

Also, you can set up a secondary dns server (slave) that will receive updates from your primary DNS server. go to zoneedit.com for more details.

Good luck!
manik

Not quite this easy. he said he is running W2kpro. Pro does not have the ability to run as a DNS server. He would need to run a third party DNS server app or install a Server OS such as W2k Server, Server 2003, or Linux.
 

X-Istence

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#13
Originally posted by manik
It may be easier than you think to set up your own dns. In windows 2000, make sure you have installed the DNS server via Add/Remove components. It might only be available in Server, im not sure.

Ok, your domain registrar's page should have an option to add a name server. They should ask for host name and IP. You basically tell it to point to ns1.yourdomain.com and give it your static IP address. For now, make that the only name server for your domain.

In the DNS server config on your machine you add a new forward lookup domain. Add your domain info, create an A Record for yourdomain.com, give it your Static IP, and BAM! You are the proud admin of a DNS Server. The next thing to do would be to create a CNAME (alias) for www.yourdomain.com. This means that when someone tries to go to www.yourdomain.com, it basically points to your A Record. you can have as many as you want.

Im pretty new to this stuff, but I am hosting multiple sites on my home machine, and it works great.

Also, you can set up a secondary dns server (slave) that will receive updates from your primary DNS server. go to zoneedit.com for more details.

Good luck!
manik

i mean, which soul on earth wants to run MS DNS servers or even ISS, its asking for disaster.

First of all, since MS dns servers dont elimated poison, meaning if i added *.com to my DNS, and his DNS server got it, anything.com would resolve to the IP i put in it, meaning everyone got to see that page, until it flushed them out.
 

Geffy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#14
I was just wondering a problem I have when I am at home. A lot of things I use on the net have (for signatures) use my home server. Is there anyway that I can setup like an internal LAN DNS server then just add the IP of the internal DNS to the list of DNS servers my PC tries so that it would resolve my home server address as it internal lan IP
 

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