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Old 12-29-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question DNS registration


Do I absolutely have to pay for a domain name? As far as I can tell, the DNS registrars are just making a folder available to me on their server to upload my webpage or are using IP forwarding. Is there any way that I can have my own site, indy1979.com, and not pay for the service? I'm under the impression that if you set up a DNS on your home network, you could somehow tell the ISP's DNS to update itself and in turn update the authorative DNS so it will also point to your IP. Can this be done?

I'm currently reading this how-to on setting up a home server and it said that you had to have a registered domain name for everything to work properly.

The linux Home server HOWTO in the Fedora section of the forum.

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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You must register a domain name. Whether you host it from your home is one thing, but the domain must be registered. Shop around. You can register a domain name for as little as 10-15 dollars a year.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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Go to v3.com

I registered for $9 a year, pretty sweet deal.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:59 PM   #4
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Wow! That is good. I though I was doing good with my 14/yr. Amazing huh? Same thing was something like 60/yr a few years back.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
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But the thing that gets me is that there are so many registrars out there. It's got to be something simple to register your own. Aren't DNS' public domain? There has to be a way to access them. All the registrars are doing it.

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Old 12-30-2004, 05:56 AM   #6
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It all started out with one restrar (Internic) however, you too can become a registrar, It is a whole lot of paperwork and a $2500 fee. You must get accreditation from ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers)
 
Old 12-30-2004, 06:11 AM   #7
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ok, nevermind then. That doesn't sound too appealing.

Sam
 
Old 12-30-2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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yeah, probably easier to spend 9 bucks a year and let one of the registrars that did all the work deal with it.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 07:36 AM   #9
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Can anyone figure out how to get to the free sub domains on V3?!?!?! I really want sam.i.am !!!!!!

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