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

The video has all of the information in this article. But, you can keep reading if you want.




🔎 Setting Up a URL 🔎

We want to set up a domain (URL) with Google Domains 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://domains.google.com/m/registrar/


Click on Manage.




Click on DNS.



You should see something like this:




Scroll down till you see Custom resource records:




Where it says 1H, type 5M This allows us to make changes within five minutes instead of an hour.


Next, we need the 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, 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 need to copy and paste the number to the left of the colon exactly as it is here into the field that says IPv4 Address. Click ADD to finish.




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.


🔄 Setting Up a Nice URL 🔄

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You will have to do the following steps:

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



You should see something like this:




Put _minecraft._tcp in the field that has @ in it. This tells Google what kind of service we’re using.


In the box marked 1H type 5M.


In the other box we want to type 0 5 PORT @


Find the line that says IP and has a number next to it. You should see something like this:

IP Address


Replace PORT with the number to the right of the colon exactly as your number appears here into the field that says IPv4 Address.

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

It will look something like this:




Click on ADD.



You’re done! It may take up to an hour to work but usually only takes about 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.






If you find any issues setting up your custom domains using Google Domains 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
- How to Install Datapacks on Your Server
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