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# 143431 14-Apr-2014 21:35
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I have no idea what forum this belongs in so i decideded to post it here to be safe

i brought a domain name from and i want to make it so that when i visit my domain it resolves to my ip address.

i've tried using a service called free dns but that didnt seem to work and now when i browse to my domain name, instead of going to my server it goes to some web page saying i've shared it (i did no such thing)

i changed the name servers on my account back to how they were when i got it but i imagine that takes time to propagate throughout the internet.

i have DDWRT on my router and assumed i'd be able to use one of the in built dynamic dns services on there but they all seem pretty dodgy looking money grabbers so i decided to ask here before i do anything else.

my domain name is and from my internet connection it resolves to's homepage, but on my mobile data connection it resolves to a website saying i've shared it.

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  # 1025589 15-Apr-2014 13:54
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For me resolves to ip and Name
If I browse to I'm getting the default IIS 8 page.
So for me it looks like it is hitting you computer.

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  # 1025595 15-Apr-2014 14:11
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djtOtago: For me resolves to ip and Name
If I browse to I'm getting the default IIS 8 page.
So for me it looks like it is hitting you computer.

yeah its working like that now, but if my ip address changes i have to go change the a record manually on my crazydomains account.

i wonder if slingshot would do a free static ip?


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  # 1025651 15-Apr-2014 15:51
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I'm with slingshot and my ip address hasn't changed in 4 years laughing

I haven't used DDWRT for years, so I don't know what it offers for Dynamic DNS providers so I'm not going to be much help. But I think finding a free one that lets you use your own domain name will be the biggest challenge.

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  # 1025657 15-Apr-2014 16:05
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What you maybe able to do is set up an address at a DDNS provider, for example
Then set up a  CNAME at that points to the address you set up at

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  # 1025670 15-Apr-2014 16:14
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The above suggestion will work. If you don't like the providers that DD-WRT offers you can run a small client on most hosts that will do the same thing. I used and have a Linux vm running that handles most things including updating my IP.

Something to be aware of is that if you open a machine to the interweb you better make sure it's secure as people will find it and probe it.


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