IM A PC! Well I was until the 25th of December -iWeb

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  1. doubledecaf macrumors newbie

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    Hi all! I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF A IMAC. I have thrown myself straight in the deep end and after adjusting my mouse to have a right click, have made a website on iWeb.

    My main problem is that I have a registered domain name with 123-reg. I would love to be able to type in my domain name and have my website come up. Rather than publish it to my mobileme address - which has lots of dots in. Is there a dummies guide to doing this? Do I have to pay 123-reg to host?

    I dont mind what I have to do as long as I can just type in my registered domain and whack the enter button.

    LOTS OF THANKS IN ADVANCE!
     
  2. boast macrumors 65816

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    did your domain purchase also include DNS service?
     
  3. doubledecaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it does I believe so it looks a little something like this in the 123 reg options!

    Thanks for your reply!
     

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  4. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Find out if 123-reg has a web forwarding or domain redirect feature. It allows you to type in your website and have it redirected to your MobileMe address. I ended up going with ZoneEdit.com to handle DNS for me instead of my domain registrar to do just that: redirect my domain to a MobileMe address.
     
  5. ChefJayPeek macrumors regular

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    You have to set up a cname from 123host. There is a help page available on the mobileme website that tells you how to do it. I know cause I did it a couple of weeks ago, I just don't remember exactly what to punch in for the cname.

    Chef Jay
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Welcome to the light side! :) I think these pages will help you do what you want to do with your iWeb site.

    123-reg.co.uk: What is web forwarding?
    123-reg.co.uk: How do I set up web forwarding?
     
  7. bbergie macrumors regular

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    Congrats on joining the Mac community. The new iMac is a superb computer, and it represents the first time I've reconsidered my allegiance to the notebook lineup. :)

    What's your URL for your new iWeb page? I'd love to check it out.
     
  8. doubledecaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for your help everyone! I'm going to try the above suggestions and get back to you. I nearly got a notebook, but it actually works out cheaper to buy an iMac and then get a little netbook aswell for travel! Hello two toys for the price of one!

    Loving this new mouse aswell!
     
  9. doubledecaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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