Okay I am quasi-new to the world of linux but after doing a few fun projects on centOS and apache for work --- I want to do something FUN with my static IP at home. I want to setup ISPConfig but am also don't have the BEST understanding of how the "internet" works... I know how Lan's work so I guess I just need some clarification... EDIT: I don't really know enough of the terminology, or how DNS works on "commercial ISP's" (like godaddy etc...) -- so my question may seem vague but I am basically trying to figure out how I setup my box to work like a "commercial ISP" .... 1.) How does ISPConfig handle the DNS stuff??? I create the site test.domain.com and during setup I choose the "create dns record" checkbox... HOW ON EARTH IS THAT GOING TO SEND THE A-RECORD TO THE PUBLIC DNS SERVERS???? It seems to me it only creates the record for the local DNS server (running on same box as ISPConfig and is NOT the DNS server that DSL and Cable subscribers will be getting through their ISP's DHCP) For instance after I make my site --- how is that NEW domain name going to get resolved properly for someone that isn't using MY ISPConfig linux box as their DNS Server... am I missing something here?