[Blindapple] Announced this list on C.S.A2

Aaron Howell aaron at kitten.net.au
Tue Aug 2 20:59:34 EDT 2005

Hi there,
Yes, this can be done.
You need someone (probably the company through whom you register your domain),
to act as a primary and secondary dns server for you.
(You can't do this yourself, since you have no way of updating the glue records in the dns for your primary and secondary,
and you can't make those CNAMES, this is the only part you can't host yourself though).
Then, you make www.blindapple.org a CNAME for jaybird.no-ip.info,
and also point the MX for blindapple.org at jaybird.no-ip.info
(with a backup mx pointing somewhere else, if appropriate).
Then on your machine you configure your web server to answer requests for www.blindapple.org
and point directly at the blindapple pages (hint: if its apache, use an appropriate DocumentRoot statement inside a <VirtualHost> section.)
and finally, configure your mail server so that it recognizes blindapple.org as a local domain.
(This varies greatly from mail server to mail server, but your documentation will help).
That's pretty much it.
(I'm assuming since you managed to set up your own domain already that this should be fairly clear to you, if its not, feel free to ask questions).
On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 08:29:31PM -0400, Jayson Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> Can a domain name point to an already existing domain name?  My existing
> domain names are provided through No-ip, and I use a Linux client to keep
> them up to date with regard to IP address changes.  If I recall correctly,
> my top level domain name from them was $30 or so, actually probably more
> since I subscribed to their service as well.  I think if we get another
> domain name, it needs to be through No-ip since that's what I'm using,
> unless you or someone else wishes to completely take over the list and disk
> library.  If one domain name can point to the most up-to-date record for
> another domain name, this can be avoided.
> Jayson.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at baechler.net>
> To: "Blind Apple Discussions" <blindapple at jaybird.no-ip.info>
> Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 3:38 AM
> Subject: Re: [Blindapple] Announced this list on C.S.A2
> > Hi.  I would also suggest moving the list and disk library to a separate
> > domain like blindapple.org.  I have sensed opposition to this in the past
> > and I don't really understand why.  I am willing to host the list and disk
> > library.  The domain only costs $10 or less per year.  I would be willing
> > to buy it.  I have no problem with the current hosting arrangements and I
> > think Jayson's server is best, but I think that an actual domain like
> > blindapple.org would be better, both for c.s.a2 and search engines.  I
> > don't mind pointing the domain somewhere.  I don't really want to buy the
> > domain just to park it somewhere, but I think it is important to get a
> > separate domain for this while they last.  If someone doesn't like
> > blindapple.org, suggest something else.  I would like to know what the
> > opposition is and resolve it.
> >
> > At 05:39 PM 7/31/2005 -0400, you wrote:
> > >I just announced this list on comp.sys.apple2.  I'd been meaning to do
> this
> > >for a while, but we really do need some new members and to get the word
> out,
> > >if there is anybody interested in joining.
> > >Jayson.
> >
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