I seem to be speeding ahead here. I am actually starting to read through the Ubuntu documentation, and it is very informative, and presented in a logical fashion. Just found the page on installing domain name services. Once again, this is so far a breeze, i.e.
At a terminal prompt, enter the following command to install dns:
sudo apt-get install bind9
Ubuntu ships with BIND (Berkley Internet Naming Daemon), which is the most common program used for maintaining a name server on a Linux server.
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 303kB of archives.
After unpacking 807kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get: 1 http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main bind9 1:9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1 [303kB]
Fetched 303kB in 0s (677kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package bind9.
(Reading database … 105852 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking bind9 (from …/bind9_1%3a9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1_i386.deb) …
Setting up bind9 (9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1) …
Adding group `bind’ (GID 120) …
Adding system user `bind’ (UID 111) …
Adding new user `bind’ (UID 111) with group `bind’ …
Not creating home directory `/var/cache/bind’.
wrote key file “/etc/bind/rndc.key”
* Starting domain name service… bind
Next step is to point a domain from the registrar to my Linux box. More reading required before I continue.