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Hey all, I am looking to setup my own nameservers so I don't have to have my mx records a records etc at my domain registrar. (also just want to learn about it more) but I am not even sure to begin, id like to do this in a windows environment if possible but I am not even sure where to begin.
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Public or Private behind a NAT?

I ask because with a dynamic IP from a consumer ISP, it's pointless to have public.
    
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Well if he is trying to remove his MX record from his registar, I'd assume he wants to host his own public DNS.

I don't know how you would register it to be public, or whatever you would do, but I can tell you it won't be ideal. Especially if you have a dynamic IP since DNS goes by IP (and not hostname). Whats wrong with your MX record at your registar? That's where mine are.
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Well if he is trying to remove his MX record from his registar, I'd assume he wants to host his own public DNS.

I don't know how you would register it to be public, or whatever you would do, but I can tell you it won't be ideal. Especially if you have a dynamic IP since DNS goes by IP (and not hostname). Whats wrong with your MX record at your registar? That's where mine are.

I just want to do it because that's how we have it setup at work and im trying to mimic the work setup as much as possible to learn it, nothing is wrong with where my mx records are currently
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Well one (and perhaps the easiest) way to start out would be to get the 180-day Windows Server 2012 "Evaluation" trial and start screwing around with it with DNS/AD role on a secondary box or a VM on your main rig even. Lots of tutorials and training resources etc on Technet plus various blogs and what not. /r/homelab on Reddit is also a good place to check out.
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Well one (and perhaps the easiest) way to start out would be to get the 180-day Windows Server 2012 "Evaluation" trial and start screwing around with it with DNS/AD role on a secondary box or a VM on your main rig even. Lots of tutorials and training resources etc on Technet plus various blogs and what not. /r/homelab on Reddit is also a good place to check out.

I actually have a second copy of Server 2008 R2 (the first one is running exchange, AD, DNS) At work we use a program called Infoblox, do I need something like that or can windows handle it?
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Yes Windows Server (or Linux etc) can do DNS (I assume public or private) without needing any additional third-party software. Infoblox, at a glance, is an enterprise management and automation suite that makes it easier to work with this type of stuff on a large scale.

This "first copy" you spoke of that is already "running DNS" etc...where? At work?
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Looks like Infoblox is an IPAM software (IP Address Management). They added a similar feature to Server 2012, which costs nothing extra.

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