I am trying this a long time and I always give up. Today I want to make it work because I lose a lot.. well what I want to do is to make the dns in ispconfig 3 take care (on the lan) of the domains I create so that I don't need to enter them in my workstation's hosts file everytime, or even it's subdomains etc. I have read various of posts and tutorials here but none is talking about lan. I run ubuntu 10.04 and have created a dns zone using the wizard with the following: Domain: example.lan IP Address: 192.168.0.200 <--this is the lan ip of the ispconfig server (remember I want this to work on lan and not externally). NS1: ns1.example.lan NS2: ns2.example.lan then I create the site with domain example.lan ok now as I can imagine, I am maybe wrong, I can use the hosts file of my workstation to point maybe to the nameservers. So I tried something like this: 192.168.0.200 myispconfig.server 192.168.0.200 ns1.example.lan 192.168.0.200 ns2.example.lan now If I go to the browser and hit example.lan -> nothing the only way to see the welcome page is to go back to: 192.168.0.200 example.lan www.example.lan sub.example.lan ..etc I have created various ips for the the server at "Server IP Addresses" and the good part is that I can see those IPs showing in my router pointing to the server computer. maybe it is impossible, but I would like to know at least. please help me with this if you can. thanks!