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    * DNS help

    Hi i have the domian xtcservers.co.uk with 123reg.co.uk, and a few dyndns.com addresses.

    i found out if i leave it default to there name servers an just cname to my dyndns.com address it will work.

    i have successfuly setup http://img.xtcservers.co.uk with a cname pointing to pic-stick.at.cx, working fine. using apache vertual hosts.

    here is the setup page from 123reg.co.uk for my DNS;
    http://img.xtcservers.co.uk/di-CNB1.png

    what i want to know is if i can point xtcservers.co.uk to a dynamic address without web forwording.

    i dont want to use WWW as a cname as then only www.xtcservers.co.uk would work not http://xtcservers.co.uk

    thanks lee

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    So if I understand you right you want to create the record:
    Code:
    @ IN CNAME pic-stick.at.cx.
    I'm fairly sure that's not allowed, although from the looks of these Google results it may be in future.

    For now I'd suggest you use the www CNAME and point your main domain at any shared hosting account (low cost or free, potentially) where you just redirect to www.

    Edit: This result from the Google search is interesting if you're feeling brave!
    Last edited by foobic; 05-11-2011 at 09:36 PM.
    Chris

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