Minecraft with a URL as its IP

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

  1. joshwenke macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    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 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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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:


  3. Rodeo Smith macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    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


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    I used DynDNS for my Minecraft server (Hosted at home) with a free url from them.

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