Forward lookup zones support the primary function of Domain Name System (DNS), that is, the resolution of host names to IP addresses.
When you create a forward lookup zone, you must designate the zone as a primary, secondary, or stub zone:
- A primary zone is a zone that is maintained on this server.
- A secondary zone is a copy of a zone that is maintained on the primary server for the zone. Secondary zones help provide load balancing and fault tolerance for DNS zones.
- A stub zone source only for information about the authoritative name servers for this zone because it contains only pointers to other DNS servers that are authoritative for the zone.
Adding a forward lookup zone:
To open DNS Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS:
Right-click a DNS server or Forward Lookup Zones, and then click New Zone to open the New Zone Wizard:
In this case we will create Primary zone:
Select how you want zone data replicate and click Next:
Type Zone name and click next:
From the Dynamic Update dialog box select one of the radial button options or accept the default of “Allow only secure dynamic updates (recommended for Active Directory)” and click Next :
Click Finish to complete:
As shown tekbloq.com zone created:
If you want to create records right-click on zone and select record which you want to create: