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August 19, 2012 at 10:30:57
Specs: Windows 7 Profesional 64-Bit, LGA2011 i7-3930k/32GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz
Redirecting a Domain to a IP:Port
I host game servers for friends and strangers alike, but i'd like to make it easier for them all and give them dedicated IPs. Right now I include domain redirecting, but to connect to their server, they have to put in "", x meaning their servers dedicated port. Is there any way that I can redirect a domain directly to "IP:Port"?

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August 19, 2012 at 10:37:45
No. DNS only relates to IP addresses, not ports. Web servers can use the same IP address with different domain names because they actually recognize the domain name. I suspect that most game servers just work on the address (and port).

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August 19, 2012 at 10:43:44
Thanks anyway

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August 20, 2012 at 07:38:03
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I'm not sure how you have things setup but normal procedure to connect to a game server is the client enters the servers IP address.

I suspect you dont' have static routable IP's and are using some sort of dynamic DNS to allow people to connect to you. If I'm right, you're probably also running this from home.

Some friends and I bought, and ran for some years, a server which had multiple FPS games running on it. It used to have 4 MOHAA games running and 2 COD4 games all at the same time. Clients connected using the IP address. Of course we had our physical server located at a colocation site and had a block of IP addresses and dedicated bandwidth to use.

If you're serious about this, I would look at getting some static IP's and a business class connection at the very least (assuming I'm right and you're running these servers from home). If you actually have a real server, or more than one, I would look at having it hosted at a colocation site that can provide you with dedicated bandwidth and a block of IP's.

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