Use Two DNS with one domain
Posted on 2006-07-21
I have a registered domain name (mydomain.com), I'm using Zone Edit as my name server. I am hosting this domain on a web server in my office (Windows 2003). I'm working on a Windows 2003 Server at home to set up as a failover. I am planning to set up the home Windows 2003 as a web/name server. My question is:
Can I use the one domain (mydomain.com) on Zone Edit DNS and the Windows DNS without conflict? I'm using IIS on the office server and hosting mydomain.com. What will happen if set up mydomain.com on my home Windows 2003 web/name server, and use Zone Edit's failover service to point to it's IP? Will this be a successful failover -- and still use the mydomain.com name? I do have another domain name but I want to keep the domain name during a failover (so users still see mydomain.com).
I'm sure I could host my other domain name on the home server, sychronize the files between the two servers, and use Zone Edit's failover to point to the other domain, but I'd rather use the other domain for something else.
Also, if I add my home Windows 2003 name server to my registrar's list of name servers (along with Zone Edit), could this be a failover instead of using Zone Edit's failover option?
I may be going about it all wrong but I basically want to have an alternate web server kick in if the main one goes down, I know I need to synchronize the web files between the two points and have that figured out already. Thanks!