How do you create a server ip that has letters

how do you create a server ip that has letters

Look it up on google.

That is called a domain name. Go take a look, google is your friend.

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OK I’m done
Wut

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is that jackie chan

And now I must dig into the reaction images folder which I typically save for /b/…

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Ehm people. Keep in mind that their also was a moment you didn’t know this.
@kingalphamc
To get you out of the dream. An ip address that has letters does not exist.
For example for your computer http://forums.spongepowered.org/ is just http://104.28.5.96/ (this IP doesn’t work because sponge is protected by a cloudflare proxy). And for minecraft mc.hypixel.net (just an example) is just 104.254.238.162.

Off course you could ask yourself. How does my computer know this? The answer is trough a DNS server. Basicly your computer has a DNS server assigned that allows him to translate http://www.google.com in something he can understand.

If you browse to google this happens.

It asks your DNS server for com first. But in most cases the DNS server for com is already cached. So it skips that and asks for google to the dns server com. An example of what a DNS server would reply is this:

thomas15v@thomas15v-desktop:~$ nslookup google.com
Server:		127.0.1.1
Address:	127.0.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	google.com
Address: 216.58.210.14

If you still not understand this open cmd and type:

thomas15v@thomas15v-desktop:~$ ping google.com
PING google.com (216.58.210.14) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from lhr08s06-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.210.14): icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=24.9 ms
64 bytes from lhr08s06-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.210.14): icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=24.8 ms
64 bytes from lhr08s06-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.210.14): icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=35.6 ms
64 bytes from lhr08s06-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.210.14): icmp_seq=4 ttl=54 time=29.8 ms
64 bytes from lhr08s06-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.210.14): icmp_seq=5 ttl=54 time=25.6 ms
^C
--- google.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4007ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 24.875/28.203/35.681/4.155 ms

(note: http://lhr08s06-in-f14.1e100.net is an reverse dns, but I think that you first need to understand forward dns before you get in to that xD).

(Why I have the feeling that I wasted my time, oh well … )

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For domain name registration I recommend Freenom, It is cheaper than most and has some free domain names.

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I also use freenom lol :smile:.

I like to use Domainr to check for domain names availability.

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For the record, kingalphamc was banned on my old server 4 years ago for excessive trolling per request of one of my creative players…

EDIT:…so was alphasilvercrow now that I remember it
…veeeeeeery early…aaaaand…after the city was made…and during city construction…maybe I should start saving my banlists…

Also, for the record, this thread was made on bukkit. As are all the posts on off-topic…

Edit2: … I asked this same question on flashkit

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I log my Bans. It’s rather fun and keeps me remebering. As time went on, we get more specific on what we log.

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NDB and shadow were **** ******* ******* **************ks

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You could use IPv6, that has letters in it.

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I think he wanted to be able to set it as a name. But IPv6… why? Nobody uses it.

EDIT: Nevermind, I guess it is publicly operational…

It’s all a matter of representation :stuck_out_tongue:

Minecraft uses ipv4 automatically in net.minecraft.client.main.Main class.

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The necropost is real.

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Pretty sure it supports it since 1.8 or something.

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Yes, they support IPv6 now. I think they supported it since 1.7. Not sure.