troubleshooting Question

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to my Windows 2003 Server machine?

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I have been using Linux based systems for years now where everything was handled for me in a control panel. I just got a windows server running server 2003. I am familiar with IIS and setup my server to run one of my domains. I assigned the IP address in IIS and now when I type the IP address in a browser, the page comes up so that part is working fine.

I did not get any name server info from my hosting company. All I have is a Gateway IP, My main server IP and other IP's available to me.

Now at GoDaddy in the control panel, I chose my domain name, went to Hosts option and added ns1.mysite.com and ns2.mysite.com. For each NS1 and NS2 I put in the IP that my IIS web site is hosted on (the same one I type into a browser and my page gets served from). Then in custom name servers area in GoDaddy I put in NS1.mysite.com and NS2.mysite.com. It's been over 36 hours and everytime i type in mysite.com it says server not found.

I've been reading loads of stuff and I just do not know what to do. I've looked into DNS and im not sure where to start or if im even on the right track.

If someone would be kind enough to explain step by step what I would need to do I would appreciate it. Whenever I look at these web sites saying A record, MX, CNAME all this it confuses me to no end.

I truly appreciate your time.
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