- Is a Domain included (if so which TLDs) or is it nessecary to redirect A-Records to your server?
- Is it possible to use IM Gateways to other IM Systems with Prosody.im and do you offer such a gateway?
- How is your server connected to the internet?
Good questions! Some of this I mean to cover in the OP. You must have a domain (or subdomain, or whatever. You can get a free one from co.cc if you don't want to pay $10/yr for a domain). If people are interested in proxy-registering domains for BTC I could offer that as a seperate service. You do NOT, however, need to point your A records at my server. You can host your domain primarily anywhere else you want, you only need to add some SRV records to your DNS to tell it where the XMPP server is. In this case the records to add are:
_xmpp-client._tcp 900 IN SRV 5 0 5222 singpolyma.net.
_xmpp-server._tcp 900 IN SRV 5 0 5269 singpolyma.net.
_jabber._tcp 900 IN SRV 5 0 5269 singpolyma.net.
It is possible to use gateways. I do not currently run the gateways, but if that's something people are interested in I could look at it. I do know some servers offer the gateways publicly, so you could at very least use those even with your account being on my server.
My server is a dedicated box from iWeb living in their data centre on the Montreal Island in Canada with a 10 Mbps ethernet connection to their infrastructure.