Minecraft with a URL as its IP

joshwenke

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Mar 26, 2011
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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
 

balamw

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I also have a subdomain, server.cobalt-mc.com that I want to use instead of the IP.
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