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From "Bill Tribley" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] public IP address
Date Sat, 20 Mar 2004 18:57:52 GMT
A public ip address is obtained from an ISP. AOL will not help you, you really don't want to
be helped by them anyway. You need DSL or some other means of reliable, 24/7 connection if
you want to use that IP for a public web or mail server. Motorola Canopy does not really offer
this, some cable modems don't work so well either.

A domain is purchased from a name registrar, one of the successors to ICANN. I use

The domain and public ip are put together by either:
1. Running your own nameserver on a machine with a public ip address, and registering that
nameserver with your registrar. This is the down-to-the-metal approach, you control all.

2. Having your ISP host your domain. In this case you will have to work with your ISP to get
the appropriate nameserver to register with the registrar. 
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