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I purchased a .org domain from network solutions and I was thinking about using it for a intranet website running IIS6. I don't want this to be a public facing website. How would I set this up?

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What operating system are you running? If it's Windows Server, it has a DNS server built in; otherwise you'll need to install one. – Skyhawk Jul 27 '10 at 18:22
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By my understanding, you didn't even need to purchase it. If the site is intranet, you could just set up a DNS server to point LAN computers from any domain to any server. On my LAN, I can point to my file share.

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I came here to post this. Internal DNS is just that...internal. Do you have an internal DNS server? – GregD Jul 27 '10 at 17:51
Yes i have to domain controllers – djshortbus Jul 27 '10 at 18:22
@djshortbus: Domain controllers do not always serve DNS. Is the DNS role installed and active on your Domain Controllers? – jscott Jul 27 '10 at 18:25
under the dns settings i don't know how to point the domain name to an IIS website on another server with the ip of – djshortbus Jul 27 '10 at 18:26
@djshortbus: Yes, create a new zone using the .org domain you own. Create new Host "A" record(s) in that zone to point the name(s) to the desired IP(s). – jscott Jul 27 '10 at 18:37

Of course you can point any domain name to a private IP address. It will only be accessible from the inside.

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In general you can point ANY host entry in a DNS configuration to ANY IP address.

Specific, you an do it unless your host blocks it (for example by checking it in an editor), but that is not a DNS intrinsic limitation (and one that is arguable - makes possibly sense "unless user overrides it" to avoid stupid mistakes by users with less knowledge.

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Do you know of any documentation online that will help me out with this process Thanks – djshortbus Jul 27 '10 at 17:24
Standard DNS documentation? MS has decent documentation, but otherwise get a book on how DNS works ;) – TomTom Jul 27 '10 at 17:37

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