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  1. #1
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    Trying to point a godaddy domain to a home server

    Hi.
    I have a domain name which I would like to point to my home server from Godaddy.
    Since I have a dynamic IP address, I got a dynamic DNS to overcome this.
    At godaddy, I tried to change my CNAME record to point to my dynamic DNS address, but it won't go through saying:

    A record of a different type exists for the hostname @, could not create CNAME
    I deleted all the CNAME records, and it still won't go through.

    When I added an A record with my IP address, it worked beautifully, but this is a non-solution since, as I said, my IP is dynamic.

    Am I doing something wrong here? How would I go about it?

    Thanks.

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    If your setup looks like this

    @ = IP address at home, that is basically like saying www.domain.com = ip address at home. If thats the case, then when you add a cname like www or equivalent, it wont work.

    you can try something like home or CNAME = home.domain.com = home.dyndns.com (substitute your dyndns address here)

  3. #3
    try setting up an A record or change the nameservers and install a DNS server on your home server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeHost-Sid View Post
    try setting up an A record or change the nameservers and install a DNS server on your home server.
    This seems like a solution to try.

    Thanks everybody

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