A particular gaming platform allows clients to connect to game servers by entering a URL into their web browser. Upon entering the URL in the web browser and pressing enter, the application launches and joins the specified server. This URL takes the form of a specific application layer protocol, followed by an IP address and port. Ex.
I wish to redirect a subdomain of my website to the address of my game server. If my domain is
example.com, I'm looking for
play.example.com to redirect to
Using a forward resource record did not work, nor did using a PHP header redirect, presumably because both are strictly HTTP redirects. Some ideas that I've had include using a