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By greg_thornton ·
I was wondering if anyone knows how to map a domain name (www.domain.com) to a specific IP address. For instance my home computer. What I would like to do, is set up my FTP site to point to my domain name, but route it through the IP address of my computer.

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by greg_thornton In reply to Map Domain Name To IP Add ...

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Map Domain Name To IP Add ...

This is the type of thing that a domain registrar handles, along with the nameservers of your ISP.

First off, do you have a domain name? If not, then go to a domain registrar and get one (register.com, networksolutions.com, etc). Register YOURDOMAIN.COM to the IP address you have from your ISP (it should be a STATIC IP address, not a dynamically-assigned one!!!)

When you register your domain name, you will need the nameserver IP addresses for your ISP. Your ISP will give you that info, socontact them first. They probably have info on this on their web site.

Ok, after you register YOURDOMAIN.COM, wait a day for the registeration to take effect (it doesn't happen immediately). After that, contact your ISP and tell them you want to add an "A record" to their nameservers for your domain. At that point, you can have the ISP set up FTP.YOURDOMIAN.COM and WWW.YOURDOMAIN.COM to both point to your IP address.

ISP nameserver can take place immdediately, or those might also need some time (due to when the ISP processes A record changes).

That is it!

hope this helps

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by Bryan James In reply to Map Domain Name To IP Add ...

Greg,

The question above talks about mapping to a static IP address. If you have a static IP address that will work wonderfully if you use Dial-up or a Cable/DSL line that uses a dynamic (changing IP) you would have to use a service like DynamicDNS http://www.dyndns.org Hope that helps

Bryan

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