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How to point your domain to your Minecraft Server

Making Your Domain Work with Your Minecraft Server: A Step-by-Step Guide

Pointing domains to Minecraft servers might sound daunting, but it's simpler than you think! This tutorial will walk you through the basics of pointing your domain and outline how different domain providers manage DNS settings for your domains.

💡 General Steps 💡

Here are the universal steps applicable to all domain providers for pointing your domain to your Minecraft Server:

Step 1: Access Your Domain's DNS Settings

Navigate to your domain provider's dashboard or locate the DNS settings in your domain's information section.

Step 2: Add DNS Records

To connect your domain to your Minecraft server, follow these steps:

A Type Record

- Host: Define the prefix for your domain (e.g., "play" for
- Target/Points to/Answers: Input the IP address of your Minecraft server.
- TTL: Set the Time To Live (TTL) value for caching (e.g., 30 minutes).

(Note: If your server uses the default port 25565, you can proceed to the next step.)

SRV Type Record

- Name: Use the same prefix chosen for the A record (e.g., "play").
- Target/Points to/Answers: Enter your full domain (e.g.,
- Protocol: Specify TCP as Java Edition Minecraft uses TCP.
- Service: Indicate "_minecraft" for Minecraft servers.
- Priority/Weight: Set it to "0".
- Port: Enter the server port (e.g., 25747).
- TTL: Adjust the caching duration.

Your domain should now be connected to your Minecraft Server!

(Note: Allow up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect, although it often happens instantly.)

🔗 Additional Resources from Domain Providers 🔗

While the steps provided are general guidelines, some domain providers may have different formats or layouts. Here are some useful links to tutorials from various domain providers:

Cloudflare Tutorial
Dynadot Tutorial
Namecheap Tutorial
Porkbun Tutorial Tutorial
GoDaddy Tutorial

❓ Troubleshooting Domain Issues ❓

If you encounter difficulties connecting to your domain, here are some troubleshooting steps:

- Check IP Response: Ensure your computer returns the correct IP address when pinging your domain. If not, clear your DNS cache.
- Port Configuration: If your server doesn't use a default port, remember to include the port number in the game address.
- Latency Issues: Run a traceroute to identify latency problems and contact your domain host if needed.

If you still face issues, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance through live chat!

Updated on: 27/05/2024

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