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Perhaps a decade ago I managed a network including DNS on a mid sized system. I have a current personal server (Windows 2008) which I want to manage the DNS, not quite sure what the setup is going to look like. Here is the situation.

I have a server co-located, that has about a dozen IP addresses linked to it. Some of the IP's have websites associated with them. Currently the name server was the registrar, but I but to have the server itself be the authoritative DNS for the sites as well as the sites host. Lets make sure this is possible.

On my registrar site, I can manage the selection of what the name sever is. So I am supposing I would set this to a publicly visible address on my server.

On the server itself, can you describe what the zones should look like for each site?

Thanks much,
Matt
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You have to have your registrar pointing to at least two domains on your server which can be used as dns server.  I usually create a secondary domain ns.domainname.com for two of my domains.  They usually want these domains to have separate IP addresses, which is ok because Windows 2008 will allow you to accept connections on multiple IP addresses per nic.  You can set that up by going into Network properties -> TCP/IP Version 4 settings and adding your IP addresses there.  From there, you just open up your DNS server instance and create primary DNS for each of the websites you want to host the DNS for.  Once you create each primary, you'll want to add a host for every secondary domain (www, ftp, mail etc) that you want for each domain you're hosting.  After that, go into IIS and create entries for each site and map them to the domains you setup in DNS.  At this point, I usually net stop and start dns and do an iisreset.  

If you've set everything up correctly, as soon as your registrar updates your domains with the "ns" secondary domains, you should be ready to go to the registrars of all of the domains you're hosting and change them to your two DNS server domains (which are of course sitting on one box).  

As soon as those changes are made at those registrars, since you control the DNS endpoints for those domains, they should come to life.  From there, anytime you want to modify the DNS on those domains, you can do it with lightning speed because everything happens from your servers.  Sometimes your ISP may be a little slower to flush their cache than you'd like, but these days it happens pretty quickly.
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