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Date:      Thu, 24 Feb 2000 21:52:17 -0800
From:      Craig Burgess <>
To:        Walter Brameld <>
Cc:        'freebsd' <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: question/register
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001bf7f2a$2fc8b560$> <00022420101000.00456@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain>

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There are other options, some already noted in other messages.

DNS resolves a name to an IP number; you do not need a domain name to
run a Web server as long as you don't require a "dot-com" (or org or
whatever) word/name and will settle for the IP number.

Yet another alternative arrives if you are good friends with someone who
does own a domain name and is willing to have you added to their DNS
record as a node.  (Example -- if you know who maintains
'' you could be found as ''...)

Finally, I don't know of any cablemodem provider which will permit a
commercial Web site on a "consumer" connection. Most will, however,
provide a "business connection" -- for more money of course -- on which
you can run your own servers, eg. cox@work.


Walter Brameld wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, in a never-ending search for enlightenment, John Purser wrote:
> > I heard you say that you were using a cable modem as your internet
> > connection. Up in Vancouver WA @home won't provide DNS for your domain.  No,
> > I don't know why.  You might want to be sure your ISP provides the service
> > (I thought they all did until I ran into @home) before you start counting on
> > it.
> >
> > John Purser
> >
> Thanks for the info. I haven't gotten it yet, so don't know what the
> final outcome will be. If that turns out to be the case, is there no
> other recourse?
>   --  Walter Brameld

 ... mind like a steel trap: things wander in and get mangled ...

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