Okay, here's the deal. I have a server set up in my home that I want to use for a variety if things. It is running Windows Server 2k8 R2 with Active Directory Domain Services, Domain Controller, and DNS server roles installed. I bought a domain name from a Canadian domain registrar and I want to manage said domain using this server machine.
I have done a lot of Googling but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. What I want to do is somehow forward all the domain stuff to this server so I can control the domain name as well as things like subdomains.
Do I just open the proper ports and set this server as the nameserver in the registrar's panel? I tried doing this and their panel gives me an error. If this is the proper way I can then take the ticket to their panel as to why it's giving me an error, but I want to make sure it's set up on my end first.
Also, I just want to make sure that the outside world will be able to go to that domain, so how does this work exactly? When they query the name does it go to the registrar then the registrar passes them to my nameserver?
I suppose I should note as well that my local domain (on the network) is mydomain.local, but the domain I want to actually route to the server is mydomain.com and mydomain.ca (can I pair these two or do I have to set everything up for both? [by everything I mean subdomains and the like])
If you need any more info let me know, hopefully though this gives you a good idea of what I have and need.