DNS for IP resolution


I have a Windows 2000 server setup as a Web server using IIS.

For clients accessing the site from the internet they are entering in the IP addrress in the URL
For example: http://10.9.8.7/homepage.htm

What do I have to do to create URL address that does not contain the IP address but has a text name instead?
For example: http://apps.webpage.com/homepage.htm

Please advise
jimm123Asked:
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jhanceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You must configure and run a DNS server or get someone else to do it for you.

If 10.9.8.7 id really your IP address, then you'll have to do it yourself since this is a private IP address family.

On W2K server, setting up a DNS is pretty easy but you'll have to modify it so that it doesn't go out to the internet for the ROOT servers for the domain since you won't be able to use a legit "public" domain name resolving to a private IP address.  

If you are just using 10.9.8.7 as an example, and really do have a legit IP address, then you need to:

1) Check with your ISP to see if they will host your domain and do DNS for you.  This is the simplest and may be the cheapest.  They can (or should) handle the whole thing for you.

or....

2) Register your domain name with a domain name registrar like Network Solutions, Register.com, or one of the others...

3) Configure your W2K server to serve that domain name and resolve the DNS queries.
See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/techart/d5dns.htm

4) Enjoy...
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jf18222Commented:
I see that the domain webpage.com has a DNS server called THE-SHACK.WEBPAGE.com, I assume this is you, if not you are not the registered owner with internic for this domain and you cannot use it. If this is you, just add apps.webpage.com to the DNS list on your name server, THE-SHACK.WEBPAGE.com, that is all that you need. After this is done, when someone looks up that URL, the high level DNS servers on the internet will sned them to SHACK.WEBPAGE.com and it will then forward them to the apps server.
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jhanceCommented:
jf18222,

Since you're new here, I'll point out that you really should read:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/cmtyQuestAnswer.jsp

You are being quite inconsiderate by locking this question and especially so since it's a really lame answer and doesn't address the original question at all.
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jimm123Author Commented:
jhance,

I agree with your comments regarding jf18222.

Your response was satifactory and you deserve the points.



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