Dynamic DNS and domain registration
rasjidw at bigpond.com
Tue May 21 21:50:24 EST 2002
I'm thinking of registering my own domain name and hosting it at home via my
TransACT connection, but don't really want to pay the premium for a fixed IP
address, so I'm looking at the dynamic dns options.
Firstly, is it possible to host mail with a dynamic dns? I've got the
impression that mail exchangers do some reverse lookup thing. Would the fact
that my ip address would resolve back to 'somehost.webone.com.au' and not
'mail.mydomain.net' be a problem? (Or at least, this is what I understand
That being said, at least some of the dynamic dns providers that I've looked
at provide e-mail forwarding as an option.
A friend has recommended ChangeIP.com, and it looks I can do both domain
registration and dynamic dns with them for US$21 the first year, US$39 per
year (US$15 for the domain, US$24 for the dynamic DNS service).
On the other hand, dyndns.org has a once off charge of US$30 (+ I register
the domain somewhere else, for around US$15 at most places as far as I can
tell), and it supports open source software (donated US$20,000 to the Perl
There seem to be many other option too (http://www.technopagan.org/dynamic/
gives a list of some/most).
I'd appreciate some feedback on other people experiences.
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