Creating a Custom Server IP with GoDaddy

In order for a player to join your Minecraft server, they need to have your server address to enter on their Minecraft client.

By default, a server address looks something like this: 192.168.1.2:25463 but it can be confusing. You want something that can easily be read and recalled. To do that, you can customize your server address by using a domain (e.g shockbyte.com) or subdomain (e.g. play.shockbyte.com). 

This tutorial will teach you how to create a custom IP with a domain under GoDaddy. You may check out our other tutorials for creating custom IPs here:

We have a video tutorial for creating a custom IP for your server:


Before you begin with this tutorial, you will need the following:

Note: You must have full access to manage your domain's DNS settings on GoDaddy.
  1. Log into your GoDaddy account. On the dashboard, locate the domain you want to use under the Domains section. Click the DNS button on the right side of the domain to go to the DNS Management page.
    GoDaddy - select domain

  2. On your domain's DNS Management page, click on the ADD link at the bottom of the Records section.
    GoDaddy - Add Record

  3. You will be asked to select the Type. Click on the dropdown menu and select A
    GoDaddy - A Record

  4. Once you select A as the record type, fill out the rest of the entries required to create the A Record. This will vary depending on what you want for as your custom IP - a domain (e.g. shockbyte.com) or subdomain (e.g. play.shockbyte.com):

    CUSTOM DOMAIN - A Record

      - Type: A
      - Host: @
      - Points to: Your Minecraft Server IP e.g. 192.168.1.2
      - TTL: 1/2 Hour

      GoDaddy - domain A record


    CUSTOM SUBDOMAIN - A Record

      - Type: A
      - Host: play  Change this to whichever you want. For this example, we're making "play.shockbyte.com"
      - Points to: Your Minecraft Server IP e.g. 192.168.1.2
      - TTL: 1/2 Hour

      GoDaddy - subdomain A record

    After filling out all the entries, click the Save button.


 

Creating an SRV Record (for Servers without Dedicated IP)

With a Dedicated IP, your server will be assigned the default port for Minecraft. Because of this, you do not need to include the trailing port (e.g. :25463) after the server IP when joining your server. If you would like to get the Dedicated IP add-on for your server, you may refer to this article to know more: How to: Get a Dedicated IP (Default Port)

If your server doesn't have a Dedicated IP and would like to use a custom domain or subdomain to connect to your server, you need to create an SRV record by following the steps below:

  1. Create a new record by click on the ADD link, once again. This time select SRV from the dropdown list.
    GoDaddy - SRV Record

  2. Fill out the rest of the required items for your SRV record with the following entries, depending on whether you are making a custom domain or subdomain:

    CUSTOM DOMAIN - SRV Record

      - Type: SRV
      - Service: _minecraft
      - Protocol: _tcp
      - Name: @
      - Target: Your full domain e.g. shockbyte.com
      - Priority: 0
      - Weight: 5
      - Port: Your Minecraft server's port e.g. 25463
      - TTL: 1/2 HOUR

      Click the Save button again to finish filling out the SRV entries.

      GoDaddy - domain srv record 


    CUSTOM SUBDOMAIN - SRV Record

      - Type: SRV
      - Service: _minecraft
      - Protocol: _tcp
      - Name: play
      - Target: Your full subdomain e.g. play.shockbyte.com
      - Priority: 0
      - Weight: 5
      - Port: Your Minecraft server's port e.g. 25463
      - TTL: 1/2 HOUR

      Click the Save button again to finish filling out the SRV entries.

      GoDaddy - subdomain srv record

Once you've completed the steps above, you will now be able to use your domain or subdomain as your custom server IP! If it doesn't work immediately, please allow up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at: https://shockbyte.com/billing/submitticket.php

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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