Saturday, 9 June 2012

How to use Dot.tk free DNS service ?

How to use Dot.tk free DNS service ?

This question pestered me for quite a long time, until yesterday, when I finally was able to use the service, so I decided to include the procedure here, to answer some one googling "How to use Dot.tk free DNS service ?"

 1. First step is to go to your dot.tk account, and add a new domain , here I have userd 9bag.tk, its better to do it with a new domain, 

2. After this Dot.tk asks you to choose what kind of domain service you wish to use, doamin forwarding or dot tk free dns service,(which is free) ,choose dot tk DNS service, 
and there add your .tk address, for this case that is 9bag.tk and www.9bag.tk as the Host name, and in the ip address field , just add what I have added , in case you are using moonfruit service, which is 146.101.249.107
(I will tell you about the pros of using moonfruit few lines later)



3. Now go to a free website maker, here I am using moonfruit.com because out of all the free site making sites I know(.webs, .weebly.com, .yola.com and tons of others) only this one allows the option of changing the address of the site to .tk or any other domain you already own.

So, I would suggest you try moonfruit out, its free (though you can make only one site), after making your account and stuff, you will end up in a page like this, now after this, go to the admin button in tool bar, click on it and you will see a menu popping up on the left hand side of the page, now click on the site address tab. 


 4. After clicking on the site address tab , the following window will appear , now add 9bag.tk (in your case your own domain name,) and  add it,

And thats it, in like 10 minutes 9bag.tk will start redirecting to 9bag.moonfruit.com

Also:
This is not the same as url forwarding, this is totally different that that, in url forwarding , the dot.tk page uses iframe tag to display the to be directed page on your .tk url,
for example, www.chatfana.tk is an example of url forwarding service of dot.tk  , have a look at the source code of this page and you will see the iframe tag used.

but what we are doing here is completely different, have a look at the page source of 9bag.tk and you will see that its totally different.

Also damian forwarding has other major disadvantages like you cannot edit the meta tage which are used in Search Engine Optimisation(SEO)
and also you cannot edit your sites favicon , it will remain that of .tk only.

while using dot.tk DNS service, you can get all of these services.

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