Monday, 1 April 2013

redirecting/dns setup with home machine and a bought domain name

So, I have a computer at home hosting a website and I wanted it to have a nice domain name ( So here's how I did it:

  1. Sign up to no-ip
  2. setup a Host/Redirect
  3. Host type "DNS Host (A)"
  4. get it to use the ip address of your home machine
    1. install the no-ip client
    2. and set it up
  5. do port forwarding on your rooter to get it to point to the right computer on your home network
  6. Buy a domain (I did with
  7. go to Domains > Manage DNS >
  8. Add a hostname > www
    1. type > CNAME
    2. data >
  9. Delete the www one that was already there

Just trying to revert it back now. Found this help page.

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