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I have most if not all the prerequisites to start a small hosting company, I have the internet to do so, static IP, servers, rack, etc. But I'm having issues with my DNS - I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 for my DNS, and I'm not sure what the right way to configure this would be.

Here's a screenshot of my forward look up zone -

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and my Reverse look up zone -

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And it doesn't resolve over the internet

Any ideas on how I should configure this.

Also, I do have port 53 TCP/UDP open, and canyouseeme.org confirmed this as well.

Thanks!
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I cant see your pics cause im at work, but are you talking about NAME SERVERS? I use my domain registrars name servers, much simpler than running your own.
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen;15310071 
I cant see your pics cause im at work, but are you talking about NAME SERVERS? I use my domain registrars name servers, much simpler than running your own.

Yeah I'm basically resorting to that. Much easier for the time being. Thanks smile.gif
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There is also Zoneedit.com, i used to use them til i ran over 5 domains and they wanted 10.95 a year!
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Where is your domain hosted? This is going to sound a little dumb, but my host, eNom for example, makes you setup your name servers on their control panel.

So if I wanted:

ns1.myname.com
ns2.myname.com

I would have to register them at my registrar, then add those entries on my DNS server (which you've already done it appears - your NS entries).
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Forgive me for being confused here.

But why are you hosting a DNS Server?
    
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Originally Posted by killabytes;15310198 
Forgive me for being confused here.

But why are you hosting a DNS Server?

Why not? You have complete control over your records... when they update, etc. You can also set refresh times. If you know what you're doing it's pretty useful. I have a handful of domains and I run my own name servers that also fail over to Linode...

Also for internal use, too. Instead of using host files to direct people to certain locations, you setup DNS. Most corporate environments that run a windows shop (AD DC, DNS, etc) will have DNS setup as a role. It's easier then remembering SO and SO is at 10.1.1.50 ... no, they're at comp-chi-001
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KoSoVaR;15310216 
Why not? You have complete control over your records... when they update, etc. You can also set refresh times. If you know what you're doing it's pretty useful. I have a handful of domains and I run my own name servers that also fail over to Linode...

Also for internal use, too. Instead of using host files to direct people to certain locations, you setup DNS. Most corporate environments that run a windows shop (AD DC, DNS, etc) will have DNS setup as a role. It's easier then remembering SO and SO is at 10.1.1.50 ... no, they're at comp-chi-001

Also, Web pages sometimes load faster !
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Well yes, I would really like to run my own DNS server, configuring is the problem for me pretty much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KoSoVaR;15310216 
Why not? You have complete control over your records... when they update, etc. You can also set refresh times. If you know what you're doing it's pretty useful. I have a handful of domains and I run my own name servers that also fail over to Linode...

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Internal use is one thing, but I leave the name lookups to the big dogs. There is no way I can make a system fast enough to compete with my ISP, OpenDNS or Google.
    
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