did you try or .net, I have two domain names.
look at this and tell me what I did wrong.  I find that on my network I can also type "laptop-1" and still see the page.
# ServerName gives the name and port that the server uses to identify itself.
# This can often be determined automatically, but we recommend you specify
# it explicitly to prevent problems during startup.
# If your host doesn't have a registered DNS name, enter its IP address here.
#ServerName localhost
One thing is I am not understanding the "your host" does this mean "me" as in my computer or the ISPs computer where the names server is?

From: Nicholas Sherlock
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 8:06 PM
Subject: [users@httpd] Re: Help - Name Server - Maybe

Nicholas Sherlock wrote:
> Michael Rogers wrote:
>> HI!
>> For the last 6 months I have fiddled around trying to make Apache
>> connect to the web or the web connect to Apache.  It does just fine on
>> my home network when I type in localhost!  But if I type in
>> <> it doesn't work. 
>> The address above is associated with the name server
>> and the Apache is on my home computer.  I am
>> running XP Home SP3, and there a router between me, and the web.
>> Is someone willing to help me figure out what I am doing wrong or not
>> doing at all that I should be doing?
> There are at least two things that could be going wrong here.

I missed the fact that you were testing from your internal network. In
that case, you need to use the suggestions from Razi Khaja to be able to
access your site using that name locally. However, the two suggestions I
made could be affecting external connectivity (I get "connection
refused" for your site at the moment, but perhaps you have just shut
down Apache).

Nicholas Sherlock

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