Minecraft with a URL as its IP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joshwenke, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. joshwenke macrumors regular

    joshwenke

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    San Jose, CA
    #1
    Hey, I've been struggling with this for about a month now and I need some help.

    I have the latest Mac Mini Server, and I am trying to run a Minecraft server. Users currently connect to 173.167.103.22 and it works. I've port forwarded my router and computer and everything.

    Now, I have 1&1 as my host. I use them to buy and host cobalt-mc.com which runs our forums. I also have a subdomain, server.cobalt-mc.com that I want to use instead of the IP.

    Can anyone help me with this? I am using Comcast Business and I have tried everything. I am hoping that there would be some way to just stick with 1&1 and not have to buy DynDns or anything like that.

    I've heard that I might need a Dynamic DNS updater.. but the IP I am using right now is a static one.

    Any help or suggestions to point me in the right direction would be very helpful :)

    - Josh
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    I don't understand why you have this subdomain.

    All you should have needed is another A (address) record pointing to your IP address. Do you control your DNS at 1&1 and Comcast Business?

    I think you may still be able to do that, but you may have to add something to the name like:

    mc.server.cobalt-mc.com

    B
     
  3. Rodeo Smith macrumors newbie

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    #3
    You may be better asking on a Minecraft forum where guys set-up MC servers all the time. Try Minecraft Members and see if they can help.
     
  4. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    #4
    I used DynDNS for my Minecraft server (Hosted at home) with a free url from them.
     

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