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IP address be hard to memorize, especially if a dynamic IP address (one that changes every so often). This page explains how can associate a memorable name such as bzflag.game-host.org to IP address. Even if IP is static, it is much easier to remember bzserver.domain.org than something like 188.8.131.52
One way to alias
One way to alias IP is to get a free account at [http://www.dyndns.org/ www.dyndns.org]. Once and , will be able to attach a domain name to IP address. There are dozens of top-level domains to choose from. Once in to dyndns.org, choose static or dynamic DNS depending on whether provider assigns a static or dynamic ip, click on "add a new host", and choose the name of preference.
If IP is dynamic, also to download and run a client program that will periodically tell dyndns.org what the IP of machine is. The dyndns.org site has a page with a list of clients. It is fairly easy to set them up (basically, to install them. Most of them will let specify if the client to startup every time computer, and also how often the client should check whether IP has changed (for example, every 10 minutes).
NOTE: dyndns.org will *NOT* let
NOTE: dyndns.org will *NOT* let choose any top-level domain (the xxx.org part of the domain name). It will give a list of a few dozen domains (such as game-host.org) to which can add own preferred name (resulting in myname.game-host.org). If to register and use own domain name (something like my.domain.org), have to pay them . Depending on the registration service , prices range between $8 and $20 a year. If want to pay, have less of a choice, but at least can get a name.