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Jim Loughran
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2006
 

domain names


If I am using comcast to receive my e-mail, can I still have a website and domain name at BP? What are DNS settings and what does it mean to me?

Thanks for the reply

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3/30/2006 6:11:53 AM

 
Gen Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  You can have as many web sites of your own as you wish. So, you can certainly have your Deluxe Web site at BetterPhoto.

You can think of DNS (Domain Name Server) as a traffic cop (or traffic cops). DNS directs traffics to go to outside of your domain (meaning outside of your Comcast domain.)

As a Comcast user (or any other ISP, Internet Service Provider), you usually do not need to know about the DNS. Because itís your ISPís system administrator Ďs job to set them up. When you subscribe to a service from ISP (Comcast in your case), they may tell you what DNS to use when configuring your computer to access the network. Most of the time it is not needed.


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3/30/2006 8:38:31 AM

 
Jim Loughran
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2006
  Thank you so much for your reply. I am not sure I really understand what you told me.
Do I just set up another mailbox with comcast or Better Photos with my DNS?


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3/30/2006 9:03:12 AM

 
Gen Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  Sorry about that, and it's cool...
Just keep your mailbox your have now.

Majority of internet users are making it without knowing all of this stuff. So, you will be fine, too...


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3/30/2006 10:13:36 AM

 
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