February 23, 2011
After allot of thinking and procrastination I finally decided to acquire the jonrh.is domain. Setting things up wasn’t without its hurdles though. The thing is ISNIC, the .is domain registrar, doesn’t accept Bluehosts DNS services. So this post is for those few souls out there that might run into the same problem. This is by no means going to be an extensive guide but merely what I did in the situation.
What you’ll need:
To grab a .is domain head over to ISNIC.is, the process is as straight forward as any online shopping. The next step is to make sure you have a dedicated IP address for your Bluehost account. By default a dedicated IP address does cost extra, when this was written it would put you back a $30/year. Note: I’ve heard that it’s possible to do this without a dedicated IP by utilizing the free services provided by zoneedit.com but I was going anyway for a dedicated IP because I wanted to implement SSL for my site so this guide will assume for a dedicated IP. So let’s get our hands dirty:
As stated previously this is only a guide on how I did it, there are probably many more ways to solve this. On the todo list is to get SSL to work with the parked domain but I’ll probably procrastinate that for another year.