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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    I'm looking for a site that can get me a www.my-chosen- website-name.com type address which i can use with apache

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    Yes, you do need to register with ICANN. You do this through a site like www.godaddy.com (personal favorite), and it does cost money.

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    i dont have any money

    does anyone know a free one

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    Quote Originally Posted by pluckypigeon View Post
    i dont have any money

    does anyone know a free one
    I don't think there is a way you can get a www.my-name.com website without paying for it.

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    Quote Originally Posted by perlluver View Post
    I don't think there is a way you can get a www.my-name.com website without paying for it.
    In most cases, you can't. But if you're willing to do a bit of work (like forum-posting), there are choices. Check out ddboard.com or similar (which is where I got inportb.com).

    I was under the impression that you did not need a second-level domain. Why not choose a good third-level domain to start? (especially if you're experimenting)

    To answer a previous question, you'd set an A record to your IP address. If you have your own nameserver(s) as well, set the NS record(s) instead.
    my shiz: http://inportb.com/
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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    aye, most hosting plans or domain servers are going to charge for a 'www' addy, or any prefix for that matter...

    im a big fan of no-ip... thier free service is effective, and thier pay service is pretty good too... not sure how they rate on price compared to others domain registration services... but you could check em out

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    Question Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    Quote Originally Posted by inportb View Post

    I was under the impression that you did not need a second-level domain. Why not choose a good third-level domain to start? (especially if you're experimenting)
    What do you mean by second-level domain and third level-domain?

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    Perhaps this link will be of interest to you?

    http://freedomain.co.nr/

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    If you want a domain name to host a webserver, you should probably use a free one from dyndns.org or afraid.org. With afraid.org, you don't need to change anything in apache. (This might apply to dyndns.org as well). You just have to run a script which sends afraid.org your current ip address and it will autoforward to your ip address. Its pretty easy to setup.

    For paid domain names, eg, www.test.com, you will most definitely have to pay. You could also use freedomain.co.nr or dot.tk which are not really domain names but they will require a similar setup.

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    Re: getting a free domain name for apache

    Firstly, it is highly recommened not to host a real website on your home computer no matter how secure you think it is. There are many free webhosts that let you host your own domain if you own one or use their subdomain like http://yourname.freehost.com/
    Coming to the point, although there are a couple of sites that let you register your domain for free, it takes a lot of work like posting on their forums or taking surveys. Domains are as cheap as 5 dollars these days. I'm sure somebody living in london can afford 3 or so pounds a year

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