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Posted on 2001-07-31
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Hi,

I have setup up apache on my home computer.  I am using a cable modem using @home.  My computer can now accessed on the net using my ip address.  I want to know can I buy a domain name and then have it point to my ip address?  If so how do I do that?

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by:izwiz
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Is your IP static?

If so then it's really easy, just visit any domain name company (there are thousands on the web, I personally use ukreg.com), purchase a domain and then use it to point to your machine (they will have specific instructions on how to do that).


You best check that the terms & conditions for @home allow the running of public servers though.
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my ip is static.  I will look at the site you suggested.  I went to other site and when I went to register the domain name it wanted to know my nameservers for the domain or they said I could use there's but there didn't seem a way to have it point to my address.
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Well ukreg have a very good configuration tool.


Alternatively, you can set up your own DNS and run it at www.granitecanyon.com
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Well ukreg have a very good configuration tool.


Alternatively, you can set up your own DNS and run it at www.granitecanyon.com
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by:onestar
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I found a better solutions at:

http://dns2go.deerfield.com/

DNS2Go is a free Domain Name System that will make your computer accessible anytime, anywhere by associating a domain name of your choice to your currently assigned IP address.
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