I purchased a domain name from GoDaddy. I want to make it, so that when users type the domain name in the browser URL they will see my website, but the URL not to change.

I tried Forwarding and it simply does a non-friendly redirect. Forward with masking is the ugliest thing ever, it sets up a static html page with an iframe inside.

I don't want that. The host is set up on my PC. No web hosting purchased


You should have external ip (public). You should configure dns records in godaddy (if they provide that) and put there something like

> host.example.com. A yours.public.ip 
> www.host.example.com. CNAME host.example.com.

If not. You should set up or buy DNS service . If you would like to set up your own - try using Bind9, there is a lot of info for it.

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    Can you elaborate more on this. There is a DNS manager and it let's me change stuff. However i have no idea what to add there. I mean i read what you wrote...but still. – dikidera May 20 '11 at 6:55
  • Look. domain is just a name. it doesnt now where all request should go. For this purpose nameservers existst. there should be something like park this domain or place where some info about current nameserver is. you should look for string like "ip of . nameserver/name" or some records like yours.domain A ipaddr. Is there something like that? Look here help.godaddy.com/article/680?locale=en and help.godaddy.com/article/664#reghere – MealstroM May 20 '11 at 7:02
  • Yes there was. It says A(Host):@. And there was an IP address. I changed that IP address to mine and saved the zone file. As for the other CNAME. There is Host:www and it points to @ – dikidera May 20 '11 at 7:05
  • Thats ok now. and you have some web server on yours PC that is configured for external interface? check it. it takes about 2-4 hours for yours ISP dns server to update their records. you can try to use google dns server to check if yours web site is accessible. yours system is *nix or win? try nslookup domainname and dig domainname commands. – MealstroM May 20 '11 at 7:11

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