Let me preface this with; I don’t really know what I’m talking about and that my understanding of DNS is rather limited.
To explain my question I will try to keep it simple.
I purchased my domain from Godaddy. When I’ve purchased domain names in the past I’ve typically forwarded to the Name Servers of the hosting provider. Typically ns01.companyhost.com and ns02.companyhost.com. This lets me define DNS records with that hosting provided so that eventually blah.mydomain.com can be resolved on the internet.
Now, I’ve got a Windows Server 2016 running at home with the DNS role installed. So I figured, can I just skip the entire web hosting provider and forward the domain from Godaddy’s Control Panel to my own home IP address? I was hoping it would be that easy, but when I try to forward the domain to my IP Godaddy complains that it is not a “registered name server”.
Is this not possible? What am I not grasping here? 🙂
Also, that leaves me slightly confused as to the difference of a DNS server in Windows Server and a ‘Name Server’. Are they essentially different or the same thing?
submitted by /u/NegativeExile
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