- When you create a Primary Zone using DNS Manager in Windows Server 2008 you establish your DNS Server as an Authority over a particular domain name.
- The Zone you create can be restricted to work on the private network, by creating it to be a simple local authority operating only on your local area network. To do this, you make the zone linked to a non-publicly registered domain name like danslab.local or danslaptop.local
- Alternatively, the Zone you create can be linked to a publicly registered domain name like danscourses.com or dansgames.com.
- When you create a Primary Zone, it will be linked to a publicly registered or private domain name and the server will become the Authoritative DNS Server for that domain name (either publicly or privately).
In the example below, I create a Primary Zone for resolving a non-public domain name to a host on the local network that is running a webserver
In this tutorial, I discuss registering a domain name and transferring it to your company’s or home ip address so that your DNS server can function as the Authoritative DNS server for that domain name