Point a Domain Name

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Point a Domain Name Point a Domain Name

Description

I have a domain already, and I can add subdomains to it, so I will create a new subdomain, ballgame.sbcode.net.

In my domain name provider, I will create a new A name record called ballgame for my main domain sbcode.net that will point to the IP address of the new server.

Note that you will be using a domain name that you manage and not sbcode.net.

Give it some time to propagate, and then visit

http://ballgame.your-domain.tld or perhaps you just pointed your main domain to your IP address, and you can then access you games without the subdomain, eg,

http://your-domain.tld

Purchasing A Domain

If you don't have a domain name, and your colleagues can't lend you one or create a subdomain for you, then you can get cheap domains from Namecheap

Use the domain name search tool and try anything. The cheapest domains at the moment are the .xyz and .website domains.

Namecheap also has an advanced DNS config tool which allows you to create subdomains. The @ symbol in the image below is an alias for the main domain that is being managed.

Namecheap Advanced DNS

The ballgame line above, is an example of a subdomain A name record as set up in Namecheap advanced DNS tool for the domain being configured.

The ###.###.###.### texts in the image above, will be the IP addresses of the servers that your main or sub domain names should point to.