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I hope I’m able to answer your question correctly. You would like to be able to connect to any desktop, laptop or server on your local network using a hostname or a fully qualified domain name. To do this you need to point the DNS entry of each machine to your DNS server. In this example, let’s assume your DNS server is . Typically, the DNS entries point to your router, . If you make that change to every machine on your network, you should be able to resolve a hostname in your local network as well as the internet, assuming your DNS server is routing properly.