Server 2003/NT and the Web

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On one of my PCs, I'm running a Windows Server 2003 R2: Enterprise Edition and on one of my others I'm running a Windows Server NT 4.01...

I'm wondering, is there any way that I could make a domain name on one (Preferably Server 2003) w/o having to pay some company to make it, then lease it to me?
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What do you mean by "make a domain name"?

You can create a domain very easily on Windows 2003. Just run dcpromo.
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Domain names for local networks are completely seperate from internet domain names. You can name your domain whatever you want.
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I meant internet...sorry for not clarifying it
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1. Make sure IIS is running on your server. Your default website is c:\Inetpub\wwwroot All of your website files will go in there.
2. If not already done, get your ISP to set you up with a static IP address. You may have to upgrade your service to a Business account to obtain the static IP and run a webserver. Check with your ISP for details
3. Choose an available domain name and purchase it from a reputable registrar such as Godaddy.com
4. Point the name server records at your registrar to your static IP address. //correction, point them to your ISP's name servers. Your ISP will need to register your domain name in their name servers.
5. If you have a hardware firewall (which you'd better have if you are going to use your server as a web server) You'll need to open the following ports

Essential:
port 80 for http

Optional:
port 8080 for http
port 443 for SSL (https)
port 20 for FTP
port 21 for FTP
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Isn't there a way to do it w/o having to go through other companies?
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You have to purchase a domain name, there is no way around that.
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check out http://www.godaddy.com

$9 a year for http://www.what-ever-you-want.com
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1&1 is $6/year for domain-of-your-choice.com
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New Question:

If I choose to have one of those gotdns.com domains from http://www.dyndns.com , can I host a mms stream?
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Read their terms of service.

Also, you should check your ISP's terms of service about running a server. Most do not allow it unless you have a business account. I know Comcast doesn't.
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And If they (dyndns) have nothing referring to?

Nevermind:
I did a quick test...and they accept (just about) any server extension; http, ftp, mms, etc...

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