This mechanism provides distributed and fault tolerant service and was designed to avoid a single large central database.
The Domain Name System also specifies the technical functionality of the database service that is at its core.
By default there are no zones, so click on New Zone from the Action menu to bring up the New Zone Wizard. Click Next when you’ve selected the type of zone to create. Here, you can choose whether clients can update DNS information in zones and if so, who can do so.
I usually just leave this at the default (unless I’m preparing to install AD into the zone) and click on the Next button. Using the Action menu, select to create a new A Record, CNAME, etc.
For many types of domains you are required to have at least two name servers.
Having only one (or none) may generate errors in the interface. This means the registry knows of the existence of your name server.
Edit the existing name servers used for the domain: This change will be automatically applied to all domains using this name server. NET name server You should see a note that says Name server DNS1. It will take 24 – 48 hours before your nameserver info propagates to the rest of the world.
Note that this will only rename name servers within the same Registry. COM nameserver, it will only update COM/NET domains as they are run by the same Registry (operated by Verisign). A handy tool to help with debugging of domain/DNS issues is
It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities.
NOTE: With no name servers attached to your domain, nobody will be able to find your domain on the internet.
If it is important for your domain to stay available, you must add new name server to your domain as soon as possible!
At the Completing the New Zone Wizard screen, click on the Finish button (provided of course that the settings match your desired configuration for the zone). In this example, we’ll create a basic A Record, selecting the checkbox to automatically create a PTR with the record.
Once you see the domain name in DNS Manager, double-click on it. Click Continue creating your records until they’re all built and go ahead and take this time to test them as well, as they’re being created.
The Domain Name System delegates the responsibility of assigning domain names and mapping those names to Internet resources by designating authoritative name servers for each domain.