Ok, I've set up a web site on my server with a static ip.
I've registered my domain name at godaddy.com
Now... how exactly do I go about getting my domain name to resolve to my ip address? I'm not trying to be lazy, a link to a good resource on the subject would be just fine with me. I feel like a bit of an idiot, thanks for any help you can provide. (:
Details that may or may not be relevent:
Windows based server
I plan to host multiple domains off of one ip address, though I have an inkling of how to do this with Apache
nah, s'just the best reference I've see for it and if the poster's going to be running a hosting bsuiness, better they get the book and a clue early on ... dns is only *slightly* important
i agree they *could* set an A record in their regsitrars control panel to add it to godaddys dns, but ...
(a) they'll be back in 2 mins to ask why the mail doesn't arrive
(b) regsitrar free services generally have a correspondingly high SLA to the amount paid (i.e. NONE)
(c) what will they learn about how it all works ?
I am happier to help out when they took the effort to at least specify that they wanted to learn than the majority of newcomers who simply want you to do it for them.
Awes .. if you dont grasp it and you want a quick tutorial, email me - details are in the profile
Bashar: I looked around on the GoDaddy domain name administration system, and I didn't see any way to associate the domain name with an IP address. I could change the name servers, or point it to a domain host, but I don't have any software on my server for that to work (I don't think).
othellotech: Thanks for the suggestion, I ordered OReilly's DNS and BIND from Amazon. It should be an interesting read. As for the here and now, I've gotten a free account at ZoneEdit.com, sent in a request to change to their nameservers for the time being, and perhaps configured it correctly, for the time being at least. I'll find out in a couple days I guess.
assuming awes.com is the domain ... and ns1/2.mydns.com is the nameserver then ...
on the domain @ the registrar set nameservers to
which tells anything that's interested that those 2 machines will answer dns requests for the domain
*assuming* ns2 is setup to be a slave of ns1, then simpy on ns1 add the following dns records ...
A awes.com 18.104.22.168 (default ip for the domain)
A www.awes.com 22.214.171.124 (ip of the webserevr)
A mail.awes.com 126.96.36.199 (ip of the mailserver)
MX awes.com mail.awes.com (deliver all mail for eth domain to the machine called mail.awes.com)
RPTR 188.8.131.52.in-addr-arpa awes.com (allow resolving from ip back to name)