can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?

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bennyvo
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can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?

Post by bennyvo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:12 pm

HI,

can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?


thanks

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Post by James » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:18 pm

No.

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Re: can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?

Post by zforum69 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:43 am

bennyvo wrote:HI,

can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?


thanks
You can do it indirectly by using a cloaked redirection facility, so that when a user types in www.yourdomain.com it actually displays whatever is in http://home.exetel.com.au/myaccount, and leaves the URL as www.yourdomain.com in the browser.

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Re: can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?

Post by CLoSeR » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:45 am

zforum69 wrote:
bennyvo wrote:HI,

can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?


thanks
You can do it indirectly by using a cloaked redirection facility, so that when a user types in www.yourdomain.com it actually displays whatever is in http://home.exetel.com.au/myaccount, and leaves the URL as www.yourdomain.com in the browser.

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I assumed this is what the original poster was asking, And this is also prohibited as far as I know.
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Re: can i use my own domain name on exetel free host?

Post by zforum69 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:32 am

CLoSeR wrote:this is also prohibited as far as I know.
It is? That is surprising. Is that mentioned somewhere as I didn't think that using a cloaked redirection would be against any Acceptable Use Policy.

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Post by CLoSeR » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:51 am

zforum69 wrote:
CLoSeR wrote:this is also prohibited as far as I know.
It is? That is surprising. Is that mentioned somewhere as I didn't think that using a cloaked redirection would be against any Acceptable Use Policy.

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I will ask for clarification.
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Post by sandw1ch » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:56 pm

James wrote:No.
Can I ask why ?

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Post by James » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:17 pm

sandw1ch wrote:
James wrote:No.
Can I ask why ?
It is a free service, if you would us to host your domain/website you will need to pay a small fee.

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Post by thomashouseman » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:17 pm

James wrote:
sandw1ch wrote:
James wrote:No.
Can I ask why ?
It is a free service, if you would us to host your domain/website you will need to pay a small fee.
So a cloaked re-direction is fine?

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Post by James » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:25 pm

thomashouseman wrote:
James wrote:
sandw1ch wrote: Can I ask why ?
It is a free service, if you would us to host your domain/website you will need to pay a small fee.
So a cloaked re-direction is fine?
If you want to cheat the system, sure.

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Post by thomashouseman » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:31 pm

Oooh... your hosting plans ARE a lot cheaper than they used to be.... good work!

http://www.exetel.com.au/w_web_hosting.php <-- for the curious.

Does your Domain name registration prices include domain name hosting or are your hosting fee's on top of that?

Do you provide tools so we can change domain details like MX/TXT fields etc?

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Post by James » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:34 pm

thomashouseman wrote:Oooh... your hosting plans ARE a lot cheaper than they used to be.... good work!

http://www.exetel.com.au/w_web_hosting.php <-- for the curious.

Does your Domain name registration prices include domain name hosting or are your hosting fee's on top of that?

Do you provide tools so we can change domain details like MX/TXT fields etc?
Website and hosting will cost $95.00 per year.

A new suite of tools will be made available later this month/early May.

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Post by sandw1ch » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:29 pm

James wrote:if you would us to host your domain/website you will need to pay a small fee.

1. Log onto the home.exetel.com.au (220.233.0.13) webserver.
2. Open the httpd.conf file.
3. Insert the following into the file

//
<VirtualHost *>
ServerName www.newcastlefightgym.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/ftpwebspace/w1llr0n/nfg/
</VirtualHost>
//


What is the small fee for doing this ?

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Post by andcorp » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:24 am

James wrote:
sandw1ch wrote:
James wrote:No.
Can I ask why ?
It is a free service, if you would us to host your domain/website you will need to pay a small fee.
What about if it was a "personal" doman. ie for private/family use ?

If we are using it for personal reasons i see no reason why we shouldnt be allowed to redirect to it using a domain name. Its really the same as giving out the home.exetel.com.au address but just easier.

If however it were being used for commercial purposes then I understand completely. Thats why you offer hosting services, at a VERY competitive price in my opinion.

James D

Post by James D » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:17 am

The free hosting service provided is just that free - it is on the domain home.exetel.com.au/username/

If you want to have a domain name then the only way you will be able to get this through Exetel is to sign up for a paid domain hosting service.

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