Looking to have my own domain name

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  1. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I want to buy my own domain name and host it on my personal PC at home. I don't have a static IP so I need to use a Dynamic DNS service and redirect it to my domain. Anyone have any advice? I was thinking about registering with Namecheap.com and using EveryDNS.net to redirect it to my IP. Anyone have experience with this and will it work?
     
  2. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    ya it'll work

    I have a dynamic DNS as well, but it rarely ever changes

    I used bestroad.com for the domain name, and whenever my IP changes, I just update it there, usually takes about 5-6 hours for the DNS to be alright and i'm good again
     
  3. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Interesting. I wonder how long it would take when using a Dynamic DNS to update the record. Like you, my IP rarely changes. I guess I'll find out.

    Thanks
     
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    I would recommend against this. Just pay dreamhost a couple bucks to host it for you.
     
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    I also recommend against ddns if 99.9% uptime is important to you. Admittedly, my ISP is a PITA.
     
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    DynDNS offers a domain name registration contract that includes them automatically refreshing the DNS lookup to your server's IP address when it changes. It's not a bad idea; it costs about 2x the price of a static IP DNS lookup from VeriSign, but hey, if you can't get a static IP address, it's a pretty good deal.
     
  8. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I want to host my own server because I do web, FTP, SMTP and usually have a C++, VB or Java based server running. Plus I'm a freak and like to touch my equipment.

    No, but seriously, I think everydns will let me use their redirect servers in place of my IP address and namecheap will hide my personal contact info without charging me an extra fee.

    If I can't make it work I'm only out $9 bucks.
     

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