I really liked this new feature GLOBALNAME ZONE in new DNS in server 2008 and thought it was particularly neat.
To help customers migrate to DNS for all name resolution, the DNS Server role in Windows Server 2008 supports a special GlobalNames Zone (also known as GNZ) feature. Some customers in particular require the ability to have the static, global records with single-label names that WINS currently provides. These single-label names typically refer to records for important, well-known and widely-used servers for the company, servers that are already assigned static IP addresses and are currently managed by IT-administrators using WINS. GNZ is designed to enable the resolution of these single-label, static, global names for servers using DNS.
GNZ is intended to aid the retirement of WINS, and it’s worth noting that it is not a replacement for WINS. In GNZ, after the creation and enabling of the GlobalNames zone, the administrators must manually create, add, edit and, if required – delete, name records from that zone. GNZ does not support dynamic updates.
So lets start taking the advantage of this feature.