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How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016. In the previous articles, the DNS service configuration in Windows Server 2016 was taught. In the continuation of the same topics, we are going to teach you how to connect a domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016.

 

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As you know, a domain needs a DNS service to point to different servers or nodes on the network and the Internet. If you use hosting services, you will be able to configure DNS settings through your DNS hosting panel.

To install a dedicated DNS server that you have full control over, you must install DNS on Windows or Linux and finally connect your domain to it.

 

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Follow us to learn how to connect a domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016.

1. You must first have the DNS service installed on your Windows Server 2016.

Note 1: If this service is still not installed on your system, refer to the DNS installation tutorial in Windows Server 2016.

2. After installation, open your DNS management console.

3. In the console, right-click on Forward Zone and select New Zone.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

4. On the first page, select Primary Zone and click Next.

Note 2: If this server is installed as the second DNS server, you must use the Secondary Zone and go through different steps.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

5. In this section, enter your domain name in full.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

6. Specify the name of your Zone file here and click Next. We suggest you skip this section without change.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

7. Finally, select Do not allow Dynamic updates and click next.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

Next we will set up your NS domain or Name Server.

 

Set up Name Server in DNS in Windows Server 2016

1. First, click on your Zone to open its contents.

2. Now right-click on an empty field and select New Host.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

3. In the window that opens, enter the word ns1 as the name and enter the IP address of your server.

Similarly you can add one or more other NS to your server or another server.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

4. Right-click on your Zone and select Properties.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

5. Go to the Name Servers tab.

6. Delete all preset NS.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

7. Now click on Add and enter your NS name and add its address at the bottom. Then click ok.

 

How to Connect a Domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016

 

8. Add other NSs in the same way.

In this section, the settings related to connecting the domain to DNS in Windows Server 2016 are completed.

Now you need to configure your Child DNS and Name Servers through your domain panel and wait for the Root DNS to be updated until all the DNS settings for your domain are on Windows Server 2016.

 

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