Here is my scenario. My router is set as a DHCP server and I have Server 2012 setup as a domain controller doing name resolution for my local network. I want network clients to access local resources using my domain name and access the internet so how do I setup DNS? Do I set up a forwarder on my server to a public DNS? Or should I set up my router to give out the domain controller address as a primary DNS and a public DNS as a secondary? In either situation the IP settings for the domain controller should obviously be static. What should I set the DNS server to on it? 127.0.0.1? Sorry if that makes no sense. I am just playing around with this as a learning experience. I just want to know what standard practice is for setting up a network that resolves local hosts using the DC and internet hosts using a public DNS.