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    Newbie alert! How to point my 123reg domain to my home server?

    I purchased a domain a few months ago in order to promote my jazz/black mXc project... anyhow, I'm a complete newbie in terms of DNS/Nameservers, etc.

    I've been running a home intranet server for testing php work (with either omnicron or apache webserver), sharing files, net connection and a firewall for the last year now, and I had no problems setting it up in WinXP Pro. I managed to set up an ftp site using bulletproof (I think..) around 6 months ago, where people could connect and download my project files, etc by using my IP address.

    Anyhow, I've been trying to figure out how to point my domain name to my ip.. and I can't figure it!

    Could anyone give me some basic guidelines as to how I can do it, please? The domain is just wasting away whilst I sit on my bum, scratching my head...

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    Type in http://12.34.56.78 in the domain name server's control panel where it asks where to direct to...

    (Where 12.34.56.78 is your IP of course ) And make sure you have your HTTP server running on your server PC and if it's not directly connected to the internet, sort out port forwarding on your router/gateway PC

    Post the link here once done so we can all test it
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    To actually point the dns records at your server:

    Log in
    Click Modify Domian
    Click Manage DNS
    Change the "www" A record to your IP address
    Add any aliases (CNAME's) you want
    Click "Update DNS"
    Wait 24-48hrs whilst things propagate
    Done

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    LOL...
    you might be best of to use dyndns.org or no-ip.com to perform the redirect, or get a "static" name from them, and create a cname (as above) from www.yourdomain.tld to "your no-ip or dyndns name".tld - I've had an account with dyndns for about two years now, and it's worked very well for me, and supports automatic updating from my netgear router (but, not from my new linksys router - so I'm using a python script instead)

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    If you've got a static address then there's no need to register with no-ip or dyndns.

    If of course you have a dynamic address that's a different matter. Then you might as well register with no-ip or similar and just use url forwarding to your no-ip address.

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    Hehe... you know.. I did exactly the same as youngteams instructions months ago. And guess what? Wrong IP. *shoots self*

    Thanks again, guys. Except scottyman - useless you are... USELESS! Get out!

    Updated DNS at 16:28 02/12/03, so if anyone could click on www.iamtheking.net in the next 2 days or so, and get back to me - I'd be very grateful

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    "IamTHEKING.net Productions testpage."

    Yeap, working here

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    I tested it today at college, and it worked fine. Although, when I get home, and ask a few people to test www.iamtheking.net/psychotoxic - they tell me they get a dns error. Gah!

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    When I go to that URL I end up at http://localhost/psychotoxic/

    I see you're running OmniHTTPD. As I've never used it myself, I'm not quite sure how you configure it, but it looks like you'll need to set the hostname somewhere as it's rewriting urls with "localhost" instead of "www.iamtheking.net"

    Reading through http://www.omnicron.ca/httpd/docs/globalprop.html I would suggest you need to set "Site Address" to www.iamtheking.net or the "Server Name" of the virtual server to the same value
    Last edited by youngteam; 03-12-2003 at 04:47 PM.

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    Both links working.
    Bored of the old one, new one coming soon

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    Yeah, got things working spendidly now chaps. Thanks to you all for the pointers, I think I learned something (Like how my ip is different than I thought it was )

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