Bind with TLDs for custom community use
I am clearly making this harder than it must be, because I am just not seeing how to make my own TLD for myself and my friends to point.
Running off the ideas of OpenNIC, meshnet, and MyLittleDNS, I have a little linux VPS out in the net with a static IP, and I wanted to set up BIND to serve out a custom TLD as a root-server that only those who knew to point to my server would be able to resolve, AND point to/forward/etc the OpenNIC root servers, so that normal interneting is still possible.
Yet, I am clearly making this harder than it is, because I can't find any examples or help on how to use BIND for your own root-server and host a custom TLD.
Any forum threads or web sites that I could be pointed to, since my googleFu isn't strong enough? Or better yet, starting with working code/.conf files to be as the example or "goal" and pick them apart and disect them to see how they work until I break it, and then start back with the original again.
Yes, I am a newbie, I admit I haven't found a solution yet, thus I ask my question, so I appreciate "No"s over big long rants of flaming and how disappointing I must be to everyone and how you're not going to assist.
Otherwise, I greatly appreciate any help you provide in advance! (/a22)