Setup your Minecraft server to point to a domain like play.rabbitmc.com or just rabbitmc.com with SRV & A records.

What are domains?

To visit websites like ours, you have to enter a certain address in your web browser. For example, it could be rabbitnode.com, google.com, or even an address with a more “exotic” top level domain (TLD) such as paperplanes.world.

There are no free domains. We do not offer domains but companies like Namecheap and Hover do a good job of providing the essential service of easy domain management.

What is DNS and nameservers?

Nameservers are used to point to a system that manages your DNS. Typically your nameservers are set at a web host like ours, a man in the middle such as CloudFlare, or simply your domain provider.

DNS is a system that tells your computer where the domain goes to. You can setup records for email, subdomains (like partner.rbno.co), and the main “root” domain, of course.

To check where your nameservers are pointed at, visit your domain registrar. From there on, go to the place which manages these nameservers to set up DNS.

How do I need to setup DNS?

Please note that for any DNS changes to take affect you make may need to wait for up to 72 days. Typically this process is much shorter (sometimes almost instant or only about 24 hours) but you must take this into consideration as your players may not be able to use the domain without the changes fully taking place.

You use RabbitNode’s web hosting and your nameservers are pointed to our servers

Log into your web hosting account (cPanel).
Find the Zone Editor. It is located in the Domains category and you can search for it up top in the navigation bar.

Now you can setup a subdomain ort

Subdomain setup (A record)

- Create an A record with the name of play, mc, or similiar.

This is what an IP looks like: 167.114.64.203.

- The value should be your server’s IP found in Multicraft.

Root setup (without subdomains, SRV method)

- In the Minecraft control panel (Multicraft), add your domain.
- Add an SRV record. Under Name / Valid zone name enter _minecraft._tcp.domain.com, replacing domain.com with your domain.
- For priority pick 0 and 5 for weight.
- Under port, enter your server’s port (the default for a dedicated IP is 25565) and for target put in the domain *that you chose on the Multicraft control panel.

This will not interfere with your web hosting.

You manage DNS records differently

No worries. These are the records you will need:

Subdomain setup (A record)

- Create an A record with the name of play, mc, or similiar.

This is what an IP looks like: 167.114.64.203.

- The value should be your server’s IP found in Multicraft.

Root setup (without subdomains, SRV method)

- In the Minecraft control panel (Multicraft), add your domain.
- Add an SRV record. Under Name / Valid zone name enter _minecraft._tcp.domain.com, replacing domain.com with your domain.
- For priority pick 0 and 5 for weight.
- Under port, enter your server’s port (the default for a dedicated IP is 25565) and for target put in the domain *that you chose on the Multicraft control panel.
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