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How to register a domain and point it to my server?

 
Pradeep Chauhan
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Hi there,
Need little help on site name.
If, I have tomcat running on my local machine then others can access my application by using the url http://ipaddress:8080/index.jsp.
If I want my url name to be http://www.xyz.com, What are the steps do I have to follow. I'll appreciate if anybody can help me on it.
Pradeep
[ February 13, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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Well, this isn't a JSP or even Servlet question, so I'm not sure where the best place to put this is. I'm going to move it to the General Computing forum and I'm also going to modify the subject title so that you'll get more "hits".
 
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To start with you need to register the domain ("site name") that you want. You can do this at places like register.com, verisign.com, godaddy.com and other registrars. Then you need to get DNS entries that point to your server. This is a bit more involved, and I'll let others more savvy on the process handle that.
 
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Are you going to run the application on your own machine? If you are, I'm not quite sure how to get DNS servers to associate your IP address and domain.
However, if you're fine with having the application hosted by a 3rd party, all you need to do is go to lunarpages.com, pchighway.com, etc. hosting company and tell them which DNS name you want to register. It'll cost something around $15 to register a DNS name for one year and anything between $10 and $20 per month for a hosting provider to run your application. No hassle with registrars...
 
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I'm planning to host it from my home.
Actually I'm more concerned about how do we go about for doing that. The process.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Register a Domain with godaddy.com or whoever. Then go to http://www.no-ip.com and setup an account. For like $25 US a year, you can have all request for your domain name point to your home IP Address. If your IP Address isn't static, you can run a little program they have available that updates your external IP with their system when/if your IP changes.
I am curently doing this right now for http://www.gthought.com/blog/. Keep in mind, I don't know if you are on high speed or dialup. But if you are on highspeed, some broadband providers sniff for Servers on their lines. I know SBC DSL doesn't which is who I am currently using. But I know Cox Communications does. Not sure if you are in the US or not so that will make a difference too as far as the ISP goes.
Good luck.
 
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