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Use your own domain with our services
How to use your own domain with our services.
Getting a domain is easy, and can be bought from a lot of places on the internet. In 2022 (as of this writing), there are TONS of domain registrars (places you can get domains). The most cheapest around is NameCheap, though you may want to do your own research before getting the domain you want to buy.
Enter the domain you want to get in this box. You can even just enter the name of your domain without the ending if your not too sure.
You should be able to look at all the available options and choose what you prefer. Just note that not all registrars provide the same domain management features.
Also, for the sake of privacy, make sure that the domain registrar your going with has WHOIS protection. WHOIS is a public database that shows information about a domain such as info about the domain owner: their e-mail address, sometimes address, etc. WHOIS guard protects your information from being displayed on a public database by shielding your info with protected details.
For the sake of convenience, we've added 2 methods on this page to use a custom domain.
The following method below is quick, and the other method (which is below the first method), is a little longer and may be a little confusing if you don't know what you're doing.
Replace 'servername' with what you want, e.g. you'd enter
playfor play.example.org, port with your server port, and target with your server domain (you can find this on the game panel dashboard homepage).
And then voila, your server has now got a custom domain. You can connect to your server to whatever you set
servernameto. If your domain is example.org for example, you'd connect to your server by connecting to
servernameis customizable to whatever you want.
Replace 'servername' with what you want, e.g. play.example.org, port with your port, and target with your server domain (you can find this on the game panel dashboard homepage).
This method would (in a sense) be used to prevent people from seeing what hosting provider you would use.
Of course, there's many other ways to trackback a hosting provider, and may not be 100% successful in doing this.
We're not against that: this method is just here because some people just generally prefer to do this over the other method. It is longer, though. And there is a drawback if our IP changes because of updates to our hosting.
First, your going to want to get the IP address of what node your on.
Step 1: Get what domain we're on
Step 2: Get IP from domain
If we go on the Game Panel, we can see that our server is on eu1.skylarnodes.net
Now we've got our domain, move to Step 2.
Under 'IP' on the game panel home page, before you click on your server.
To get the IP from the domain so we can use it with our custom domain, ping it using command prompt by doing
ping [node domain], so for us it'd be
ping eu1.skylarnodes.netor go to https://check-host.net/ip-info and put the domain in there to get the IP.
Now we've got the IP is
22.214.171.124, we can move onto the next step.
Now we've got the IP of the server, we can create a record for our domain.
Just note, if your using Cloudflare's DNS, make the records under the GREY CLOUD (DNS Only), NOT the orange cloud!
Basically, proxy status has to be DNS Only. See the image below.
Your going to want to add a new DNS records to your own domain.
An A record with the following (replacing example.org with your domain name):
server.example.orgis not where you would connect to your server. This is something that needs to be here for your own domain to work.
A SRV record with the following (replacing example.org with your domain name, and server port with your game server port):
Where it says 'name',
play.example.orgis where people would connect to.
And that's how you add your own domain!
playcan be changeable to whatever you want.