I own a Minecraft Server with a non standard port and i want the user to connect without port. So i tried setting up an A and a SRV Record for my Domain.

A Record:

  • join.domainName.xyz
  • MineCraftServerIP

SRV Record:

  • _minecraft._tcp.join.domainName.xyz
  • Priority:0
  • Weight:5
  • minecraftServerPort
  • join.domainName.xyz

if i run nslookup -q=SRV _minecraft._tcp.join.domainName.xyz i get

priority = 0
weight = 5
port = minecraftServerPort
svr hostname = join

but on Minecraft i get "Cant resolve Hostname", if i add the minecraftServerPort behind join.domainName.xyz, it is working, i thought SRV Record can be used to hide the port?

  • Have you waited more than 24 hours for the DNS changes to take place? since its not instant. Mar 31, 2017 at 20:30
  • Also, confirm that your A record is join and not join.example.com because adding the later will not work, most DNS providers will prevent adding that record. Mar 31, 2017 at 20:51
  • i Switched NameServers and my Domain to cloudflare and entered there the informations for A and SRV and now it is working as it should, i guess the One i was before was just buggy.
    – LuaNoob
    Apr 1, 2017 at 11:41

1 Answer 1


After swiching to Cloudflare and making the same settings there, everything works fine now.

  • Andrew what do you mean? O.O
    – LuaNoob
    Apr 1, 2017 at 18:39

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