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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #195 on: April 29, 2010, 12:03:35 pm »
Oh, may I ask you, when someone makes a forum, how do you make that domain appear. Do you have to pay?
I am working on my own coding forums!
We'll get Agent Moose in, wont we!

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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #196 on: April 29, 2010, 12:06:30 pm »
Oh, may I ask you, when someone makes a forum, how do you make that domain appear. Do you have to pay?

No..  its available to everyone.
Admin > Domain Manager

Do NOT do anything in there, fill anything in,  press any buttons until you have purchased a domain name, created the nameservers with them, pointed them to the IP number provided in Domain Manager etc.    If you do your forum will become unusable.

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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #197 on: April 29, 2010, 12:15:06 pm »
No because, how do you sort of get a thing with yourname after.

Like with me it'd be www.Sitenametitles.alert.com?
And, how do you "Host"?
I am working on my own coding forums!
We'll get Agent Moose in, wont we!

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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #198 on: April 29, 2010, 12:17:28 pm »
No because, how do you sort of get a thing with yourname after.

Like with me it'd be www.Sitenametitles.alert.com?
And, how do you "Host"?

Do a Google Search for Domain Hosts
Or use Godaddy.com to purchase a domain name as I said

The domain name can not contain two dots (.) in it as the one you posted has.
It has to be for example:     somename.com,  somename.net,  somename.org,  etc

IF you are talking about self-hosting the forum -  going with a host, installing the software and running it yourself instead of using a forum with this service - we can not help you with that here, nor will we provide answers to questions about that here.  You will have to go to simplemachines support forum to find out about all of that  (easily found via google)
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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #199 on: April 29, 2010, 12:26:00 pm »
Oh. Okay. But howcome somename.smfforfree.com?
Also, its bugging me now. I know were going offtopic, who owns the internet?
I am working on my own coding forums!
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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #200 on: April 29, 2010, 12:31:06 pm »
forum urls with this service are that way as they are sub-domains and the naming denotes the server they are located on  (smfforfree.com, smfforfree2.com, etc)   You can not change the url.  You can buy a domain name  (thru a domain host) and park your domain on your forum as I said earlier.

As to who owns the net?    (its not Al Gore)  lol..... read this or do a Google Search for "Who Owns the Net"  You will find tons of information.
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/who-owns-internet.htm
Brief timeline of the internet:
http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp
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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #201 on: April 29, 2010, 12:35:04 pm »
Can I get subdomains? like Someonesname.alert.com? How?
I am working on my own coding forums!
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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #202 on: April 29, 2010, 12:37:23 pm »
To park on your SMF for Free forum?   No.   It will not work.

As I said a few posts back -  the domain name can not contain two dots in it... it has to be somename.com, somename.org, somename.net, etc. 

we are getting way off topic
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Re: Donations for Server Cost
« Reply #203 on: March 24, 2012, 03:05:02 am »
I love that Website. :smitten:

 

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