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How to connect a domain to your server

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How to connect your server to a domain:

Before we start you will need a domain. You can purchase a domain from Here or registrars such as Namecheap or GoDaddy.

Visit your domain provider and locate the "Advanced DNS Zone". It may be called "DNS Zone" or "Advanced DNS", or anything similar.

Add an A record:

  • Set the name/subdomain to the subdomain you wish to use (e.g. play or mc), or @ if you don't want to use a subdomain
  • Set the value/IP Address to your server IP (without the port)
a72ce6c72d0e0d6a126d441707150d4d8d87667e?t=1eef4672e7c04e83cd288257b2df9e1cIf your server has a Dedicated IP (has the port 25565) you can stop here.

Add an SRV Record:

Note: The following steps are NOT RECOMMENDED. It is recommended to purchase a Dedicated IP for only $2.60/month. SRV records are buggy and some registrars don't support them.

  • Set the target as the sub-domain you used above, including the main domain (e.g. or, or to the main domain if you don't want to use a sub-domain (e.g.
  • Set the name to the sub-domain you used, for example, play or mc, or @ if you don't want to use a sub-domain.
  • Set the protocol to '_tcp'
  • Set the service to '_minecraft'
  • Set the priority to 5
  • Set the weight to 0

378cbe0151920bee89368535bd31f3ba2403e64e?t=5fa1018ba377dc3049c5ab6b26fc14e5                                                                       Example SRV Record

DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to update existing records, but new records usually show instantly


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