A few days ago, Richard, one of our readers asked a question about using his own domain name with Windows Home Server instead of either the TZO.com or the Homeserver.com address.
The following day Richard posted a follow up:
If like me you already have your own registered domain name most providers will set up a sub domain and DNS routing against it free of charge. This will not affect any existing services such as web sites on your main domain name.
I managed to get my personal sub domain working with my Home Server by tricking the console into saving the details without buying any addition services as follows:
1. Open the console and select remote access.
2. Select “TZO.COM custom domain name”.
3. Selected “Transfer my custom domain name to TZO.COM” (you will need to add a name and email address) 4. Enter your custom domain name when requested and click transfer.
5. Click Finnish and quit TZO.COM web site when transferred.
The custom domain and IP info is now cashed in your Home Server and no costs incurred.
Remember to configure port forwarding on your router correctly before you start.
Click here for our article on configuring port forwarding on your router.
So thanks for that Richard, I am sure other people will find that useful.