Hi guys, sorry about my ignorance, but here I go. I have a confusion about what (FQDN) really is. I will like to be able to access my virtual servers/websites from the internet not only on my local network. Do I have to buy a domain name before I install Virtualmin or do I just make up a name? I know that I would have to eventually buy a domain. At the moment Im just using no-ip.org as my DSN Service. Example:
- I have Ubuntu 10.04 install
- if I type: hostname -f at my terminal I get: hostname is ns1
- if I type: domainname -y at my terminal I get: Local domain name not set
- if I type: domainname -A at my terminal I get: Sony.home ns1.home new-host-5.home
Do I just make a name like ns1.home.com, do I use the no-ip service or do I buy a domain?
I also read that, A common error is to leave the "." at the end off. Example: ns1.home.com. is correct ns1.home.com is incorrect (without the dot at the end) how true is this?
Thank you for your help in advance.