Brian's Linux Box
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Fri Oct 25 11:47:28 EDT 2002
> To add a little more flavour to the thread,
> What is needed to use the domain once it is registered?
> Is it possible for dynamic IPs to be used to host the domain?
> Would it be much better to use a static IP?
> What kind of support/setup must be provided by your ISP if your wish to host
> the domain on your own Linux box?
> If you self-host, do you have to provide for all services i.e. www, ftp, email
> What do you do in a year to renew the registration? Will you still own the
> domain name?
>> I'm looking into getting myself a .ca domain, and I
>> was wondering if anyone here has suggestions for a
>> good registrar. From what I've seen, most offer a
>> domain for $25/year. Does anyone know of a
>> registrar that's cheaper? Does anyone recommend one
>> specific registrar service-wise? Any info is
I'm just starting down this road myself. (see the Debian 2.1 thread from
I registered with Domainsatcost.ca (19.95/year) for two years - then found
out they only pay for one year to the CIRA and hang onto the rest. When it
comes up in a year if it's increased they ding you the difference - after
making the interest on your money!
Other than that annoyance - I must admit they were quick and easy to deal
I'm opting for a dynamic IP because there was no low cost static IP option
available to me. I decided to try this gentleman for my DNS because he
seemed familiar :-)
The server goes in on Saturday. Assuming I have some clue as to what I'm
doing I'll post a note when it's up.
I'm looking for suggestions on the best Apache book for total webserving
newbies like me.....
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