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I currently own a .com domain and to get some use to it I decided to setup a home server. I'm using Windows Server 2008 (Not R2).

The problem comes when you have a domestic ip that can change from time to time (mine doesn't even change that much) that your ISP assigns to you and you want to setup a DNS server (That's what you need to use the .com domain right?).

So basically this is it. I think making the webserver itself after this won't be much of a problem. If it is tell me please.

As you can probably tell I'm very new to managing servers so please try to be as detailed as possible and please do write if you have a solution to my problem.

A good day of work for you all!

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migrated from Aug 24 '10 at 9:07

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To manage the change of IP address you will need some sort of Dynamic DNS. DynDNS and others provide services that can do this.

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+1, also see: – nik Aug 24 '10 at 9:57
OpenDNS does not provide such a service. – whitequark Aug 24 '10 at 10:06
@whitequark: Your correct I misunderstood the nature of opendns's dynamic dns. – Iain Aug 24 '10 at 11:18

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