Setting up a custom server address

If you'd like to create a custom subdomain name to connect to your Minecraft server, you can use http://hosthorde.com/free-subdomain/ (Out of order at this time).
This service allows you to have a unique server address, while avoiding the need to enter a port number in Minecraft.

If you have your own domain name and you'd prefer to use that rather than our subdomain service, you must specify either a CNAME record or a SRV record.

If you use a SRV record, you'll be able to connect without the port number (e.g. demo.hosthorde.com)

If you use a CNAME record, you'll need to specify the port number when connecting to your server (e.g. demo.hosthorde.com:25565)


If you need assistance with setting up a DNS record, we recommend first contacting your domain registrar.

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