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

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.
NetworkingWindows Server 2003DNS

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Where is your public DNS zone hosted - at Godaddy?  It appears that possibly you have name servers and web servers mixed up in your mind.  Your DNS servers, which are often called by names like "NS1" and "NS2," have to be public servers that run DNS and host your domain's DNS records.  You should never change these settings once they are in place and working.  You should NOT name your web server "NS1" or anything like that, as it is such as common name for public DNS servers.  What you need to do to get your web server to be publicly available is to add a host (A) record to your DNS zone that is hosted by Godaddy (or your ISP) and point it to your public IP address.  For example, if you want people to find your web server using the name myweb.mydomain.com and the public IP address of, your host record would be:

A    myweb.mydomain.com


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