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Well i have been experimenting with DNS and Web server and whatnot, I am running ISPconfig on a ubuntu server. But my Question is, as Weird/ dumb it may sound ...
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    Domain Names suffix's


    Well i have been experimenting with DNS and Web server and whatnot, I am running ISPconfig on a ubuntu server.
    But my Question is, as Weird/ dumb it may sound is.
    How do you make your own suffix's?
    like the top level ones are like .com .org. .net .au .us .edu
    and whatnot, But how would you form your own?????
    Example like 'example.lol'

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    Out on the internet, you can't. On your own private network,
    you can configure your name server to use any bogus domain
    name you choose.

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    BUT WHY?
    thats what i want to know?
    Is it cause it would be WAY TO MUCH to set up?

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    The top level domains are defined by ICANN. They get to choose what TLDs exist because they ultimately maintain all DNS registration. For example the .xxx domain has been in debate for several years without being created.

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    Oh ok So like ICANN control all domains... So if they want to create a new suffix then they can really easy. So to get a domain Everyone has to go through them...??

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    There are registered resellers that are allowed to sell domains on behalf of ICANN like godaddy.com. The TLDs are fixed by them but pretty much any domain that isn't taken or doesn't break one of the character/symbol rules should be good to use. There are limitations on what TLDs you can purchase in - for example you can't purchase a .mil or .gov domain unless you are military or government.

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    So in effect they do own the DNS internet in a way? Seeing noone can just make up there own domain name..
    Like is it to hard to make your own domain name? or we can't cause of legal issues that ICANN have put in place?
    Like say i didn't want 'the internet' to see it\?
    I just wanted to not have to type in my ip address when i want to go to my server...... I just wanted to type in a domain ( not a normal domain name eg .lol or something)

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    It would be a technical nightmare if you could make
    up your own domain name. what happens if two
    people claim the same name? some name servers
    would resolve to one address and others would
    resolve to the other. You wouldn't be able to reach
    any site because of the conflict.

    You can get a free domain name so people can reach
    your computer.

    DynDNS -- Dynamic DNS, E-Mail Delivery and Other Services

    If you just want to reach a server on your own private
    network, edit your /etc/hosts file like this

    Code:
    192.168.0.1        easyname
    put the correct address and the name of your choosing.
    For Windows clients, the hosts file is usually in
    C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc

    or C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

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    Ok, thanks that explains all my Questions,

    Thanks heaps (Y)

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