DNS SOA Primary Name Server

My internal DNS server has a subnet zone that does not allow the Primary Name Server to be edited.  So our internal workstations cannot find our corporate website.

When I do a NSLOOKP inside the network, the primary name server for our corporate website displays the local domain information.

When I do a NSLOOKUP from outside the network, the corporate website displays the correct name server of our hosting provider and the website can be viewed.

I don't want to delete the subzone in DNS but is there a record I can enter that will allow me to replace the name server with the hosting provider's information and not my domain information?

EndUserAsked:
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PapertripCommented:
Do you want to change the NS record for that zone or change the A record of your website that is returned by your internal DNS server?
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PapertripCommented:
So our internal workstations cannot find our corporate website.
When I do a NSLOOKP inside the network, the primary name server for our corporate website displays the local domain information.

Either I'm misunderstanding you, or those 2 comments are contradictory.
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EndUserAuthor Commented:
I think I want to change the NS record for the zone.

The internal workstation with the local DNS server IP information (192.168.0.x) cannot see the website and from those workstations NSLOOKUP displays NS as the local domain information.

EXAMPLE
primary name server = XXX.domain.local

The external workstation without the local DNS server IP ( what the ISP has as DNS information) can see the website and from that workstation NSLOOKUP displays NS as the hosting providers NS which is correct.

EXAMPLE
primay name server = XX.hostingweb.com
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PapertripCommented:
You should only need to add an A record for your website into your internal DNS.

Instead of being concerned about which NS is being queried from internal machines, you should be concerned with what the nslookup result is for your website from an internal host.
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EndUserAuthor Commented:
Added A record with blank header and it worked.  Thanks.
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