__/ [ RG ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 19:50 \__
> Do any of the search engines penalize you for hosting a web site using
> dynamic ip?
> Thanks in advance
Provided that the domain name (and DNS servers) always point to the active
site,regardless of its assigned address, I don't believe that search en-
gines should penalise. It would be discriminatory, but I can't give you a
definite answer, which requires insight into the algorithms. A non-fixed
IP could suggest that the site is dodgy or is bound to be inaccessible at
times, which is not desired in the surfer's eye.
As a less relevant note, if your host cannot affix an IP address, I sug-
gest you consider looking elsewhere. If you host your site locally (on
your workstation), I suggest you seek a host. It's better in the long term
and not expensive either; not more expensive than OpenDNS, for instance.
Hope it helps,