So I have a Minecraft server that I am currently hosting at home and sharing with my friends (and some of their friends again). We have about 20 players online each day playing on our survival world. For them to join they now have to use the IP xx.xxx.xxx.xx to join but I want to be able to use letters. I do own a domain at one.com and want to use that domain as a server IP when port forwarding. I port forward from my computer at home via my router and use the 192.xxx.xx.x IP and use a DNS to change it to mc.domain-name.no. But for this to work for my friends, they have to be connected to the same wifi as me... which kind of defeats the point of port forwarding in the first place... I am guessing what I need to do is include the extra :25565 at the end of the IP, the only problem here is one.com (my domain provider) does not allow " : " in this textbox. Is there a way for me to fix this?
So from the sounds of it to me, you want to connect to the server using mc.7th.no instead of your ip address, meaning you would have to do mc.7th.no:26656 as an example, unless you mask the port instead of the whole ip and have mc. as the port so mc. = 26656 and 7th.no = your ip.