Setting Up A FreeDNS Domain

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by engel, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. engel

    engel New Member

    (This was originally PMed to someone, who suggested that I post it as a tutorial. So, I did.)

    First, you'll need to set up a domain at FreeDNS. Register, and then click on the Registry link. Here you will find an extremely extensive list of all the domains you can use. Once you find one that you like, simply click on it. You may be asked to log in if you haven't already.

    After that, you should be at a new page which asks questions about your new domain. Enter this information:
    • Type: NS
    • Subdomain: Your desired domain, ex. engel.uk.to
    • Domain: This should already be selected to what you want, if you got here from the Registry link; so leave it alone
    • Address: ns1.x10hosting.com
    Okay, cool! If all went well, continue on.

    Remember the subdomain and domain you used. For example, if you chose the subdomain mydomain, and the domain us.to, you'll need to use mydomain.us.to in these next steps.

    Go to your cPanel, and then to the Addon Domains section. Fill in with this information:
    • New Domain Name: the name you just remembered, ex. mydomain.us.to
    • Subdomain/Ftp Username: this will be automatically filled in, ignore.
    • Document Root: where you want this domain to go when visited at root, ex. http://mydomain.us.to. I recommend using public_html (this will send it to the root of your site.
    • Password: your choice, I recommend using the same password as your X10 account.
    That might take a bit to process, so I would wait a few minutes before panicking if this next step doesn't work.

    Visit the name you remembered, ex. http://mydomain.us.to. If all went well, it should be set up now!

    A cool thing about this is that FreeDNS redirects all ports to your site. So, for example, if your new domain was http://mydomain.us.to, you could access the cPanel at http://mydomain.us.to:2082. You can also give people email addresses to your new domain, and they will be sent to your X10Hosting domain.

    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
  2. wjeffery

    wjeffery New Member

    I wonder who that someone was.... :naughty:

    Nice tut man! +Rep
  3. cointoss

    cointoss New Member

    Maybe I'm approaching this from the outside, but I find this tutorial needs further information. For instance, there isn't a link to FreeDNS. I tried FreeDNS.com with no avail. It has been my experience that using shortened url's doesn't help your website. Either the provider of the shortened url displays ads via your link or they send a percentage of your traffic to another website. Even if it is totally free, and I have found and used some, the work that you do promoting your website actually promotes the url of the service provider and not your website. For instance, if you choose the shortened version of mywebsite.us.to, your efforts actually increase the exposure of the us.to... You are much better off to score a domain name of your own. You can purchase one, win one on here (through the promos), or earn it with x10 credits. Of course, that's just my personal opinion. Others may not agree with me. lol.
  4. engel

    engel New Member

    Whoops, the link was given to the recipient in an earlier PM. I'll edit that right now and add it in (http://freedns.afraid.org).

    There's no catch to this service, and they immediately update their DNS records, which is pretty cool. So you don't have to wait >=24 hours before you can find out if your domain works or not :)

    I agree with you on the promotion matter, though. There are no ads, however, people will see that .us.to is not a normal domain. Truthfully, that's actually how I found out about it (try visiting http://www.uk.to to see what I mean). They provide a link to FreeDNS (although if you try visiting http://www.us.to, it can't connect.)

    Edit: I can't edit my tutorial.. is there some kind of time limit for editing?
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2007
  5. nahsorhseda

    nahsorhseda New Member

    nice tutrial dude but cant understand what dns is all about is it like a domain n what is "ns"
  6. Micro

    Micro Retired staff <i> (11-12-2008)</I>

    You can freely create a subdomain on my domain (www.afraid.org = FREEDNS), just go into Options and Add "leightosoft.com" to the domain list.
  7. motasophie

    motasophie New Member

    this tip is great thanks man :)
  8. Jesse

    Jesse Active Member

    whats freedns?
  9. alias

    alias New Member

    thanks for the tip it was really great!

    @jesse

    freedns is a free domain name service from where you could have a free 1st level domain name
  10. frznmnky

    frznmnky New Member

    niceoneman
  11. Tariqul Islam

    Tariqul Islam New Member

    Very nice tutorial.
  12. rkchan

    rkchan New Member

    hi,

    I have sign up a domain account : rkchan.co.cc
    For hosting, I am using the x10hosting.

    So at this site,
    https://www.co.cc/my_account/manage...ity[/B] : [U]Type?[/U]</SPAN> [B]Value[/B] :
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  13. Linkz0rs

    Linkz0rs Member

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  14. ponypony

    ponypony New Member

    I'm having a hard time getting mine to work..
  15. sen01dj

    sen01dj New Member

  16. ponypony

    ponypony New Member

    Never mind, I got it working. :D
    I used to use co.cc, but since they now expire I moved my site.
  17. arzenicx

    arzenicx New Member

    it way better then co.cc it gives you like 10000 different suddomain names that you can use
  18. schwarzehand

    schwarzehand New Member

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