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I am trying to understand this but can't seem to find the right resources to read...(I always try the RTFM first).

I want to purchase a Domain name and set up the DNS so that my webserver can be accessed without having to redirect it from a subscriber to my IP address. I have the IIS setup correctly because I can access the site using the IP over the internet, so I know that much, but when it comes to making the purchase of a domain name and putting it to use, I fall short. I am using 2003 server and have quite a collection of so called How to books but they are not putting 2 and 2 together for me.

Please someone point me to the right resources so I can sleep at night. Thanks...
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first, go to:

http://www.networksolutions.com/

and register your domain.

After this, call your provider, and tell him to create an "A" Record in his DNS for your domain name.. tell him that you want www.blabla.com to point to your IP address in their DNS server.. then you will have to wait 24 hours so all the DNS entries can be propagated, and the day after, everything should be ok.
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btw, if your domain name is not hosted locally, you will have to create an additional "A" record in YOUR dns server to also point to the correct address.. if you do not do it, your domain will try to resolve the web address, and only search in your local domain.

To do this, open your DNS Manager,

Expand server,
Expand Foward Lookup zone
expand domain name

Right Click domain name, and click New Host (A)
give it a name..  ( Probably www if your website starts by www)
Enter the correct IP address
then click ok.

This will not let you access your site from the internet, but only from your local domain.
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