First I want to say that I am not an expert on this, and I haven't tried it myself, but I think these steps should work.
Step 1(a): If you have a static IP address (your IP address is always the same), then excellent. All you need is someone to let you use their DNS server. (A DNS server tells the Internet where a particular domain name, like www.mine.dom, points to.) There is only one place that I know of that does free DNS hosting: Public DNS. (If anyone know of any other places please let me know!)
Step 1(b): If you do NOT have a static IP address (your IP address changes everytime you log onto the Internet), then you may or may not need to do an additional step before continuing. If you have a static domain name, then you don't need to do anything else, just go to the next step. But,... if you do NOT have a static domain name, go to one of the 10 places listed above, and use their dynamic IP service to get yourself a static domain name.
Step 2: Go to the Public DNS (if you haven't already). Now,... for those who followed step 1a, just use their service to point to your domain name. You'll have to make a DNS record something like the following...
www.mine.dom. IN A 192.168.0.4
(Of course replace www.mine.dom. with whatever you domain name actually is, and replace 192.168.0.4 with whatever you static IP address actually is.) Or,... if you followed step 1b instead. Then lets say you have the static domain name: this.is.mine.dom. Then you would have to make a DNS record somethnig like the following...
www.mine.dom. IN CNAME this.is.mine.dom.
And that should be it. (At least I think so. I've never actually tried any of this. But this is how I understand how it works from what I've read.)
Hope that helps.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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