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Any one got experience with Domain Hack Names?





deanhills
I recently saw a .us.to domain for the fist time, and then started to Google its origins going about it the difficult way at first. When I was Googling .to it brought me to the Tonga Domain Registrar, that is a paid domain registrar - no free domains available.

Then after a while learned for the first time about the term "domain hacking" at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_hack

Then found a much better article on domain hacking at lifehacker.com:
http://lifehacker.com/129348/domain-hacks-search-tool

This brings one to this search tool for domain hacks:
http://xona.com/domainhacks/

And this brought me to this Website, which if I'd used it like this from the first search I'd probably have got there sooner, although wouldn't have had the back ground info on it:
http://us.to/

These are the possible uses (I noted the first one with interest):

Quote:
Host your own site on your own connection from home/work/school/etc
Access your computer with a name (like zeus.afraid.org or yourdomain.com) instead of a numeric IP address
Run your own http server, ftp server, or anything you want to install on your computer/server
Fetchable URL to update your IP instantly on our network if you have a dynamic address
Hosts even work for your LAN. If you have a LAN connected to the internet you can point hosts to private IP addresses (even private IPv6 addresses) and they will work within your network
Let your friends point theirname.yourdomain.com to their own connection
Use web forwarding to transparently redirect a hostname to another URL. Let our servers handle the redirection
afraid.org has been un-interrupted for hundreds of days at a time
afraid.org is operated from multiple redundant high capacity well connected servers
Source: Free DNS

Does any one have experience with using Domain Hack Names?
andro_king
deanhills wrote:
I recently saw a .us.to domain for the fist time, and then started to Google its origins going about it the difficult way at first. When I was Googling .to it brought me to the Tonga Domain Registrar, that is a paid domain registrar - no free domains available.

Then after a while learned for the first time about the term "domain hacking" at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_hack

Then found a much better article on domain hacking at lifehacker.com:
http://lifehacker.com/129348/domain-hacks-search-tool

This brings one to this search tool for domain hacks:
http://xona.com/domainhacks/

And this brought me to this Website, which if I'd used it like this from the first search I'd probably have got there sooner, although wouldn't have had the back ground info on it:
http://us.to/

These are the possible uses (I noted the first one with interest):

Quote:
Host your own site on your own connection from home/work/school/etc
Access your computer with a name (like zeus.afraid.org or yourdomain.com) instead of a numeric IP address
Run your own http server, ftp server, or anything you want to install on your computer/server
Fetchable URL to update your IP instantly on our network if you have a dynamic address
Hosts even work for your LAN. If you have a LAN connected to the internet you can point hosts to private IP addresses (even private IPv6 addresses) and they will work within your network
Let your friends point theirname.yourdomain.com to their own connection
Use web forwarding to transparently redirect a hostname to another URL. Let our servers handle the redirection
afraid.org has been un-interrupted for hundreds of days at a time
afraid.org is operated from multiple redundant high capacity well connected servers
Source: Free DNS

Does any one have experience with using Domain Hack Names?


This is interesting Smile i am going to learn something new from this Wink
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