Saturday, 9 June 2012

How to use free DNS service ?

How to use 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 free DNS service ?"

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

2. After this 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 and 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
(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 because out of all the free site making sites I know(.webs,, 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 (in your case your own domain name,) and  add it,

And thats it, in like 10 minutes will start redirecting to

This is not the same as url forwarding, this is totally different that that, in url forwarding , the page uses iframe tag to display the to be directed page on your .tk url,
for example, is an example of url forwarding service of  , 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 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 DNS service, you can get all of these services.


sakshi sinha said...

Nice article.

vinod said...

Thanks for the article, i got my site up and running in a matter of minutes.

Anonymous said...

Hi, how do you do this for a weebly site? Thanks for this by the way!