In order to ease the user experience, one can setup an SRV record for Minecraft. For example, the build server is running on an ip adress and listens to a specified port. Instead of having the user type in the ip and port, we can instead use something that is easier to remember, and easier to use.
Finding the ip is the first step. The Build server is running on 184.108.40.206:25565
Suppose that we already have our domain mcmiddleearth.com set up at the registrar.
We can replace the ip adress by setting an A Record
, which we can define a domainname to resolve to.
In the Host
field you can type the subdomain you want to use, in this case build
and at the value
you can type the ip adress of the server that hosts.
Basically we are now telling the DNS that the domain build.mcmiddleearth.com
resolves to the set ip adress.
However, users will still have to type build.mcmiddleearth.com:25565
because it requires a post. This is where SRV Record
An SRV record requires an already preset A record, this is important to know.
An SRV record could look like this:
_minecraft._tcp.name TTL priority weight port target
part tells the name of the service, you may not change this or Minecraft will not resolve the SRV properly. What follows is the .tcp
which basically tells the protocol to use. Then it is followed by .name
this should be the subdomain you use. TTL
or time-to-live is the cache setting for your DNS, you can leave this at default. Priority
only matters in case you run multiple services under the same SRV, lower value is higher priority. Weight
changes the order if you have multiple SRV's that run on the same priority. Port
in our case is the 25565 port. Target will be build.mcmiddleearth.com
In full: _minecraft._tcp.build 30 0 5 25565 build.mcmiddleearth.com
And then you can log in without all that technical stuff with just build.mcmiddleearth.com as ip!