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How to Connect a Domain - GoDaddy




How to point your GoDaddy domain to your Minecraft server.

To point your recently purchased GoDaddy domain to your Minecraft server follow these steps:

1. Log onto your GoDaddy account.
2. Click "My Account" on the top right.
3. Then click "Manage Your Domains"
4. Click the domain you want to use.
5. Click the "DNS Zone File" tab near the top of the page
6. Follow the steps below that apply to you. Read each section and decide what is right for you.


Numeric IP and Port
With this IP you will still have to use the port when connecting with your domain.
If you do not want to use a port with your domain either purchase a Dedicated IP or a Sub-Domain.
7. Click "Add Record" under the "Zone File" and select the "A (Host)" record.
8. The "Host" section is where you enter your prefix i.e. If you want "mc.servername.com" enter "mc" if you don't want a prefix use "@".
9. On the "Points to" section type your numeric IP (do not include a port)

10. Check you have no duplicate records with the same "Host" if there are duplicates delete the one that isn't required.
11. Once you have made your changes click "Save Zone File" at the very bottom of the page.
12. Allow for 48 hours for the changes to take effect.
13. You can now use this domain with your port to connect to you Minecraft server e.g. mc.servername.com:1234



Dedicated IP (Default Port)
Best and easiest way to setup a domain is via a Dedicated IP.
7. Click "Add Record" under the "Zone File" and select the "A (Host)" record.
8. The "Host" section is where you enter your prefix i.e. If you want "mc.servername.com" enter "mc" if you don't want a prefix use "@".
9. On the "Points to" section type your numeric IP (do not include a port)

10. Check you have no duplicate records with the same "Host" if there are duplicates delete the one that isn't required.
11. Once you have made your changes click "Save Zone File" at the very bottom of the page.
12. Allow for 48 hours for the changes to take effect


13. You can now use this domain to connect to your Minecraft server.



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