From metalhead@21:1/113 to All on Tue Feb 11 18:13:23 2020
I want to get a .bbs domain for my BBS.
I've found out that they are free, and to get one you have to contact a
certain person. I contacted the person, and he said:
"Let me know what domain you want and the appropriate a or cname."
My understanding is that a cname maps one domain to another - that doesn't sound like something I want; or do I have that wrong?
And my understand is that an A record maps a domain to an IP address - that doesn't sound like it's for me either, because I have a VPS but I don't have
a unique IP address.
I explained that to him, and he said "You will need to have a Name Server, Address, or Alias." I then gave him the nameservers for Dreamhost, which is where I plan to host the domain. However, I don't think that's all he needs.
I think I'm annoying the guy with my lack of understanding of things.
Does this make sense to anyone? Do you see what he needs that I haven't given him? I haven't heard back from him, so I'm assuming the nameservers were not sufficient info to get this happening.