This guide will help you set up on your server a custom domain using GoDaddy.


🔎 Setting Up a URL 🔎

We want to set up a domain (URL) with Godaddy so our friends can connect to our server with just the URL, like mydomain.com. We want to ditch the 198.758.43.3:3532 nonsense.

What you need to do:

Go to the domain list: https://dcc.godaddy.com/domains/

Godaddy Domain List


Click on the three dots next to your domain, then click Manage DNS.

Manage DNS

You should see something like this:

View DNS Records


Click on the pencil on the first line that says Type A.

Edit The A Record

You should see something like this:

DNS A Record


For the Points to field, we need an IP Address from your server. Find your server by logging in here: https://mc.ggservers.com/index.php?r=server/index

Here is our guide for getting access to your Multicraft panel if needed.


Once you have opened your server Multicraft panel, you want to find the line that says IP and has a number next to it. You should see something like this:

IP Address


You want to copy and paste the number to the left of the colon exactly as it is here into the field that says Points To. Click Save to finish.

Save


Now, we have a URL pointing to our server.

At this point, you could connect to your server using the URL and port number like this: mydomain.com:25698 But, what's the fun in that? We want people to be able to connect just by typing in mydomain.com. If it says anything other than 25565 for your port as pictured below, we need to do a little more work to make the URL work right.

Port


🔄 Setting Up a Nice URL 🔄

You will have to do the following steps:

You need to go back to our domain in Godaddy and click Add.

Add DNS Record


Click on SRV. This is a service record, we're telling the world that our Minecraft server is at mydomain.com:port but we're calling it mydomain.com.

Add an SRV Record.

You'll be greeted with a ton of text boxes. Don't let this scare you.


For the Service box we want to add _minecraft.


For the Protocol box we want to add _tcp.


For the Name box put @.

If you are using a subdomain like mc.mydomain.com you will want to use that instead.


In the Target box put @.


For the Priority box we want to add 0.


For the Weight box we want to add 5.


For the Port box we want to add the port from your server:

Port


Copy and paste the number to the right of the colon. You will need to remove any extra spaces caused by copying and pasting to save. Once you have done that, click Save.

Save SRV Record

You're done! It may take up to an hour to work but usually only takes 5 minutes.


Now you can connect to your website using just your domain (URL) without needing any fancy numbers or special symbols. It just works.

fatcats.info

Logged In


If you find any issues setting up your custom domains using GoDaddy please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.


❕ Useful Links ❕

- What Is a Subdomain and How to Change It
- How to Connect to Your Server Using FileZilla
- Implement a Custom Resource /Texture Pack In Your Server
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