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Old 08-07-2003, 01:27 AM   #1
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no domain name?


is it possible to have my ip use a domain name even if i don't own one?
like in order to get to my apache server you have to http://my-ip
i want it to be a domain and i don't have a credit card or any money for that matter do i NEED to purchase the domain name or can i make one up or is there a place i can get one for free??
 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:13 AM   #2
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Some services offer domains for free, it usually requires an appending with their domain name to yours though, so for example:
www.somethingcool.no-ip.org might be your domain. Check out:
www.noip.com
www.dyndns.org
www.zoneedit.com
www.changeip.com (.org?)
For more info.

Short of that, no you can't just "make up" one There would really be no point in having registrars if that were true

You can however, for your local LAN choose whatever you'd like, but realize that will only hold true in your local lan, and need to be setup in /etc/hosts or your DNS software locally to work.

Cool
 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:54 AM   #3
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ya thats what i thought.. i just wanted to be 100% about it but thanx for that info i'll check it out!
and yes you were very helpful
 
  


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