This is the dilemma, I have an A record on the external DNS to point specifichost.domain.com to go to an external IP address, this works great from the outside. On the internal network I have specifichost.domain.local to go to an internal IP address, and this works fine. I need to figure out how to use specifichost.domain.com to point to the internal address for all computers on the internal network, all clients are using the Windows DNS server for name resolution. If I edit the hosts file on a PC to specify 192.168.1.10 to specifichost.domain.com it also works. How can I set the Windows DNS server that is authoritative for domain.local to resolve specifichost.domain.com to 192.168.1.10? It seems that it wants to append the domain.local to any records I try to create.