ISP Service Requirements
These are the steps to follow to get an ISP to provide service so you can have a consistent commercial presence on the web.
1. Optain an ISP (Internet Service Provider).
• The requirements of an ISP to support installations is very simple and common.
• A listing of ISP's is available at: http://www.thelist.com
• JITCorp provides a list of ISP's who have registered to support WebClerk installations.
Make sure this ISP will provide:
a. bi-directional service or a constantly open connection. You do not want to have your customers waiting for a connection to be established.
b. a fixed TCP/IP address, This address looks something like "126.96.36.199".
This address is needed so DNS servers can resolve your Domain name to a specific machine. This situation is equivalent to having an operator use the phone book to look up your name and dial the phone number. Just as with your phones, you need a fixed address so the world can call you.
If your ISP does not support these requirements or you have questions concerning the requirements, contact us at: ispSupport@jitcorp.com. or review our ISP requirements at: http://www.webclerk.com/isp/requirements.html.
2. Optain a Domain name, such as www.webclerk.com. This is the name used when people wish to find you on the web. Domains may be obtained:
a. from the Internic. http://www.internic.net
b. from e-Nic. http://www.nic.cc
c. most ISP's will assist you in registering a name if you have questions.
3. Register your Domain with your fixed TCP/IP address or create a link from a static web page at your ISP host with a link to your fixed TCP/IP address setup on a local machine.