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Set up a DNS (domain name server) on Windows XP Professional

Can anyone reccomend a free DNS software for XP?  I want to host a public web page on my computer, and I don't want to pay for a domain.

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  • Jefferson Casavant
    Jefferson Casavant Aug 20, 2008

    I have tried DynDNS, and it does not work for me because my IP address includes a port number.

    (i.e.: 123.456.78.9:4565

  • pandianmca Dec 09, 2008

    We are using 15 machines with xp and ubuntu how to setup a DNS service without a server machine

  • saravana kumar
    saravana kumar May 11, 2010

    Dear sir/madam,

    what type of application do you using for the web server?

    thank you

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What software are you using to run your web server?



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You can use dyndns to run 123.456.78.9. Then tell ISS to use port 4565 for web. That should work.

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  • charls31 Sep 17, 2010

    Thanks for sharing aventhika123


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What is DNS configuraion ?

DNS configuration is what you do to setup the name server for either a website or for your computer. Domain name servers find the IP (Internet Protocol). Everything that connects to the internt has an IP address. IP addresses are for location the machine. They are of the form where xyz is a number between 0 and 255. A domain name would be something like, which is easier for people to remember than the numbers. A Domain Name server translates the name to the numbers. Your ISP has one to do the the translation for you. For a web server (computer that hosts a website like, the webhost has a Domain Name Server that allows the computer that runs the webserver to be found. Configuration in that case would be to allow the website to find other sites, and to be found by other sites. For your computer, it would be like this, if you are running windows xp: Change DNS Settings in Windows XP

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How to give your google blogger weblog a custom domain CNAME

This is quite a simple process you can either use a domain name that you have already registered OR create a new domain name for $10 (£8) using the google apps powered by


If you wish to go with the default option that is provided with the blogger wizard it will create your domain on the godaddy hosting servers you can still access and edit your weblog through your blogger dashboard this is also where you setup the new domain name in the publishing tab.

First you will need to check the availability of your chosen host name on DNS you only use one of these the top-level servers
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  • net
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  • info
  • biz
In this case I wish to change my weblog hostname now held at which is to my desired URL I also own jump to the setup webforwarding heading of this tip for help on how to do this.
  • Top-level domain name: .com
  • Second-level domain name:
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You need to either buy the domain name @ first OR use the easiest option and have the blogger dashboard create it for you in the settings publishing tab. Where you need to check the name availability on the DNS servers


All you need to do is attach a method or payment to your google account and follow the wizard until you see following page that will tell you that your blog is ready!


NOTE: that you can switch back to at any time which will still be free see the link at the top of this screendump. It also tells you that web-forwarding will also be set up for you and users who search using the old blogspot URL will be automatically directed to the new domain name.

Its is an annual renewal contract that can be set to automatically charge your credit card that you have attached to google and is linked into your google account that you will already have linked to blogger click this image to manage this.


REMEMBER : this is not the same as just changing you weblog name on the blogger servers check this google support LINK where your links will be lost.You will in effect be hosting your weblog on the godaddy server and all your previous links will be automatically forwarded.

NOTE: it may take upto 3 days for the link to propagate through the internet domain name servers (DNS) as shown below



Web forwarding is a way for your domain to be pointed to another web address or page. You can choose to have your domain name remain in the address bar, which is called “framed web forwarding". Alternatively, you can choose to display the new address, which is known as “non-framed web forwarding”.

For Example if you own and also and they are registered at different hosting websites then you can set up web-forwarding on the first server to point to the domain where the full website is.

Many companies do this that register the same website name on all the domains if you also own this can also be setup to forward to your dot COM of the same name it is a good idea however to host all the addresses at the same host you may get discounts


You can access this on your weblog through the settings + publishing tab and select either the google apps OR your own custom domain name you will have to logon to the company that you used and change some of the DNS settings to do this correctly.


Basically this is an alias name for your website his helps when running multiple services (like an FTP and a webserver; each running on different ports) from a single IP address this is the number that your ISP will give you and is unique for all websites.

Each service that you will run can then have its own entry in DNS

Check out these two support links for help on how to do this first look at this youtube tutorial that shows how to add the IP address for the new servcie and CNAME that you want to add to your existing IP address.

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Browse websites faster

Here are no-cost ways to fine-tune DNS for faster browsing.

There's a simple way you can get to Web sites faster, and it won't cost you a penny. You can change the way your PC uses the Domain Name System (DNS), the technology underlying all Web browsing.

Before you start, it's a good idea to get a basic understanding of how DNS works. When you type in a URL such as, that URL needs to be translated into a numeric IP address that Web servers and Internet routers can understand. When you type in a URL, a DNS server does the translation, from to, for example.

An often used analogy to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses. For example, translates to

DNS servers live on the Internet, and your computer contacts them with the request to do that translation, which is commonly called name resolution. When you use an ISP, your computer will automatically use the default DNS servers specified by your ISP; you typically don't need to set up DNS in any way. If you're on a corporate network, your systems administrator may have set you up to use specific DNS servers.

If there's a delay in contacting the DNS server, or if the DNS server takes too much time resolving the address, you'll face a delay in getting to a Web site. So even if you've got the world's fattest pipe, your Web surfing will be slowed down.

If you could speed up the name resolution in some way, you'd be able to speed up your Web surfing. And that's exactly what I'll show you how to do.

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Am trying to set up a Windows 2003 server to serve web pages over the Internet. Have got a DSL line from Embarq. They installed a EQ-660R interface which is really build by Zyxel. I can reach the Internet...

In order to access your default web page remotely, port 80 "INBOUND" must be open to the internet.

To access your web server, two things need to happen.
The first is you or someone else must initiate a http request on port 80 using the public IP Address of your DSL connection.
Second, your router must forward that request to your servers internal ip address.

Ex. Lets say your public ip address is In a browser window from a remote location, you enter the URL http :// The request will be sent to your router on port 80.

Your web server will not have the ip address because it's on the private network side of your router. So, lets say the private ip address of you server is

You need to configure your router to take the http request coming from the internet on port 80 to ip address and forward that request to This is known as port forwarding.

You also need to configure the host header name of your "web page" so it knows it needs to display the web page.

Since we're just using ip addresses in this example and not an actual FQDN (fully qualified domain name), you would make a host header entry for the web page of

To do this open IIS.
Navigate to the web site in question and right click on it then select properties.
On the website tab, ensure the port number is set to 80 and choose the appropriate internal ip address if you have more than one network adapter in the server.
Next click on the advanced tab and look for the heading Multiple identities for this site. This is where you enter the ip address

If you have a fully qualified domain name, you would enter the domain name instead of the ip address as specified in this example.

Host header names are the key to running multiple websites from one physical server as long as it has the necessary horsepower to do so.

Hope this helps and isn't confising. If you're confused in any way, don't hesitate to ask for clarification.

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Hello kindly try this steps and links in publishing your site on net.

  1. Understand the basics. To publish a web site, you should know what a web site must have to be published. A website has a unique web address like or This is called a domain name. Each domain name is registered with a DNS (Domain Name Server), which identifies a domain name with a unique ID i.e. IP address (A bunch of 4 groups of 3 digits each). Then, a web site must have a webspace allocated to it. This is provided by a Web Server maintained by many companies.
  2. Look on the web if the name you want to register for website is still available i.e not registered by anyone. You can search for this on many websites like etc. If the name is available, then go for it, or think over a new name.
  3. Note the following. If the name is available, then you should go to an Internet Service Provider and get the name of your website registered. You'll get a unique IP address and domain name from the same Internet Service Provider or another buy a web space for your web site. A normal and usual website can be designed with 5 MB of Web space. Depending on your requirement buy web space. There may be generally two options one on a web server using Windows hosting or Linux hosting. Linux hosting is generally cheaper. Also consider the design of your web site and tools you are using to develop your web pages. These should be available on the hosting web server.
  4. Get your web pages designed and working on your own or by a professional web site designer.
  5. Upload the contents of the web pages (files, Folders etc.) as it is to the web server with FTP address, login and password provided by hosting service provider.
  6. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now your website is ready and running over the Internet. You can see it using
If you need more assistance just reply to this post.


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I cant update offsite dns setting

Your first step in setting up DNS for your domain is create some A records, or host records, that point to servers that you are hosting resources (like a website). So, for example, let's say you are hosting a website on a server with IP You'll create an A record for 'www' (without the quotes) to point to This way, when someone goes to, they'll be sent to your web server.

I hope this helps!

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DNS Name resolution Between private & Public network.

You do not need to configure ISP's PTR records. Instead define their DNS addresses as forwarders in the properties of DNS server under forwarders tab and flush DNS cache.

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Hello jmazaredo,

Does your DNS server have your server fqdn in its tables, and does your PC have the address of your DNS server in its lookup table?

One test you can do is to use the hosts file to put the fqdn into and assign it an address this would let you know the the PCs can use host tables to do the translation then this becomes a DNS issue as opposed to a lookup issue and you cut your troubleshooting in half.

In other words edit your hosts tables (hosts file) with the entry (Example 1):


This as stated will determine if you have a DNS issue or a lookup issue, because the DNS system will use host tables first and the do a DNS lookup.

Once this is done if it works then try this setup:

1) in your router set the DNS to capture the DNS of your ISP (normally the setting will tell the router to use the DNS given to it by the DHCP protocol.

2) turn on DHCP on the LAN side of the connection in the router and set the controls for proxy DNS service (using the router as the local DNS server also called caching DNS server), However set the router up to allow static IPAddreses and if possible to recognize the domain name of the local LAN.

3) set your servers up with static IP addresses and in their host tables set the fqdn up as stated above in Example 1

4) in your PC set the DNS to be the IP Address of your LAN side of your router i.e. and if needed set the host tables of all PCs to the server addresses, fqdn, and aliases this way if DNS fails the system will at least have the host tables to use.

I hope this helps.

Thank you,

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First packet in connection is not a SYN packet:

Verizon blocks port 80 traffic to residential customers. If you want to host a website, they expect you to pay for the business service and a static IP.

I am monkeying around with my DNS records on goDaddy to see if I can get http traffic to go to port 8080 instead of port 80. So far, I have not had any success.

I did find, which, for $25/year, will "host" a simple redirect for you, so that when people type in, it actually gets redirected to That :8080 does show up in the address bar, but I think that's okay. Especially for $25/year.

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