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How Do Domain Names Work?


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#1 Temo

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 06:56 PM

Okay so I was planning to make a site again, but this time with a real domain name and not just one of those something.Bigcompany.com sites... But I heard you got to buy or was it rent a domain name. WHY??? And who is in charge of all the domain names... Why is it so complicated this Domain name thing???
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:34 PM

It is not as complicated as you may think. In order to register a domain you must essentially rent that domain, for a certain period of time with a minimum of 1 year, from a registrar.

"A registrar is a business that has the ability to register domain names on the behalf of anyone interested in obtaining a domain name. Registrars must accredited by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) and may only be allowed to register certain top level domain names. The registrar must maintain domain name record information about each domain name and manage registration, expiration, re-registration, and NIC fee collection processes."

Also here is more info:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/domain-names-and-hostnames/

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:44 PM

thanks
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 02:48 AM

One other option. Host your own domain if you have a DSL or cable connection. This is more popular than you may think and you don't have to pay a second hosting fee. You can even run a home based service with an old dedicated machine. P-I 200mhz 128mb RAM an pickup WinNT 4 with sp6a for $30 on eBay. You don't need a very big hard drive. This is a suggestion for a small web page with a small amount of traffic.
Right now if you look around you can get a domain name for $150 for 10 years. http://http://www.networksolutions.com
They also have hosting for a fair price and are well respected.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:01 AM

It is important to note that many residential ISP's block port 80 (http) so that you are unable to run a home webserver.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:15 AM

Yes you are right. And it violates the TOS agreement if you circunvent this measure. I have Cox Cable and for a small fee I have upgraded to an SOHO which under that TOS am allow to host a server.
I had for gotten about that quite frankly. By the letter of most TOS you need to upgrade your account even with any outside access to your computer. This would include services like PC Anywhere and GoToMyPc.com.
Thanks for the reminder. We needed that explaination to keep things on the up and up.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:44 PM

$150 !!!!!!!!!! DAM!!!!


Why so much... Why isn't it FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!!
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:22 PM

That is only $15\yr. Normal it is $34\per yr
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 07:17 PM

Oh okay... Yeah.. I guess... It looks better when you say $15 a year
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:26 PM

And as far as IP's that block, QWest blocks, Mediacom doesn't (at least not here anyway)

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LMAO!! Speaking of debugging, there is a bug in your signature...

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:30 PM

LMAO!! Speaking of debugging, there is a bug in your signature...


hehe..

#12 Temo

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:24 AM

There is ???
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 12:08 PM

Yeah, add a g to debuging and you will have a self made patch for your sig..:-)

Edited by Darren De Wilde, 20 March 2006 - 12:09 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:51 AM

im a little late on this but officelive.microsoft.com is offering free domain registration with free hosting. for the basic plan its free suring and after beta

Edited by lordaphex, 07 April 2006 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:30 PM

What happen to http://http://www.networksolutions.com ... When I was going to buy it from them... BANG MIRCROSOFT appears
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