Changing name servers locally – windows

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QUESTION :

Is it possible to change the nameservers of a specific domain locally? (On windows)
I want to test a new nameserver setup before actually switching the domains dns.

I can redirect the domain in the “hosts” file, but i would like the whole DNS to change.

ANSWER :

You can’t really change DNS for a domain at the OS level, but you can play around with the new server using nslookup. Just run nslookup and enter the command server a.b.c.d (where a.b.c.d is the IP of your new server. You can then enter names for the server to resolve and see the responses.

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