using my domain

This is a discussion on using my domain within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I bought a domain (wacker7.com) from godaddy, and i already have hosting @ 1and1.com. I added the domain at 1and1.com, ...

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    using my domain

    I bought a domain (wacker7.com) from godaddy, and i already have hosting @ 1and1.com.

    I added the domain at 1and1.com, i just dont know how to "use" it. Like point it to a index site? Help!

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    Your host has an IP address for you, somewhere at godaddy, there should be a way to enter that IP against your domain name. That will then update their DNS servers, although it can take a day or two for that to happen.

    I can't be more specific as I don't use godaddy for my domains.
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    how much did your domain name cost rod?
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    i got it, i had already pointed the nameservers for the domain to my hosting company (1and1.com), but i didnt realize how long it took.

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    how can i have it point to my local pc?

    I have things running here but wont my .com to point to them

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    If you have a permenant link to the net from your PC, and it has a fixed IP address, then you can point your domain to the PC rather then a hosting company. I work that way. What may be a problem is if your ISP does not give you a fixed IP address. If you are assigned a dynamic IP by a DHCP server then you'll probably find something like this of use.
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    Nope my ip is fixed so thats not a problem. When i go to specify my nameserver as my ip i have two problems:

    a) it wont accept my ip as a nameserver
    b) it requires two name servers and i only have one ip

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    You keep the name servers the same, but you'd have to speak to whoever owns them to get the changes made.
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    So i would have to contact 1and1 hosting and say "hey i dont use your hosting cuz u suk but could u point your nameserver for my account to my computer?"

    doubt that'd work.

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    Rod take a look here . this should probably answer some of your questions.

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    If you are going to host your own site, you don't need a hosting company. It should be your domain register that owns and operates the DNS servers.
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    so i need to talk to godaddy, ok. I only had the hosting company cuz it was free but they dont support apache.

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