A New Breed of MUSH Server

Getting a Host Name

Host names are optional - you can always connect to a game using its IP address. But it’s nice to have a host name so people can remember your game address more easily.

Some MUSH hosts may give you a host name (like but Digital Ocean doesn’t. If you want a name, you’ll have to set it up.

AresMUSH Domain

You can also request an AresMUSH sub-domain ( by contacting me directly. AresMUSH sub-domains are given out at my sole discretion, and at no charge.

Custom Domain

You can also register a custom domain name ( for just a few dollars a year through sites like NameCheap. Once you have the domain registered, use the Digital Ocean Host Name Tutorial to set up your domain.

This article is part of the Installing AresMUSH tutorial.