Setting Up a URL

We want to setup 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. The first step to do this is to 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

Once you have opened your server, 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 pointed 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

We want 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 really 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 in order 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.

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