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dns BIND

I was thinking of trying to create my own DNS server at my home. the theory being that maybe it would be faster if we are usually visiting the same sites. Maybe there is a way to have a local DNS with an "active cache" of sites based on number of hits to the same sites in a given day. ( or something like that, it doesn't have to be in a day, just what would make the most sense ).
so I'm reading some tutorials about setting up BIND and I was wondering about the section of the named.conf  about domains
If I set this up for my home, I don't have a domain name, so would you use just a dot ( . ) because isn't a dot with nothing else the root domain?
finally, does this make sense to do anyhow? does my theory that a local DNS would make lookups faster make sense?
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Sounds like what your really wanting is a Squid box.  DNS caching locally, especially for a home is really kind of useless.  But web caching for frequently visited sites would be a bigger benefit.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-setup-transparent-squid-proxy-server-in-ubuntu.html
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thank you for the help