i have installed a server 2019 Active Directory with an DNS server.

IP Configuration

You can see my DC is the DNS Server ( is my router.

My question: why is it possible to lookup websites with their DNS name? as example, i can browse to www.serverfault.com.

for my understanding, it shouldn't work because the router is the gateway. i am little bit confused...

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The DNS server resolves the DNS names. The router routes the DNS traffic. The router does not resolve the DNS names.

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