How to Change Minecraft Server Name Color

To change your Minecraft server name’s color, you need to use the NBTExplorer to open the server’s (dot)dat file. After that open the entries folder, and change the text after “name:” by adding Minecraft hex code before.

What is a Minecraft server name?

A Minecraft server name is the name people use to define a Minecraft server. It is also the brand under which the server operates. For example, Hypixel is the brand and name of the most popular server in Minecraft.

Each server can have a name, even without using a domain name. In the beginning, Minecraft servers had to use names, but with their IP address, as the joinable option. Not the name. 

And one of the cool features of the Minecraft server names is the ability to change its color or create special effects, just like item names. 

How to change the Minecraft server name color

To change your Minecraft server name, you first need to download NBTExplorer and install it. Once installed, you can locate your server(dot)dat file, select open with, and choose More options. Afterward, search for the installation path for NBTExplorer, and choose it as an application to open your server file. 

Once open, you should see a screen of the package. Open your package, until you find the line “name:”. This is the place, where your server name is contained. By double-clicking on the folder after it, you can change your Minecraft server name, or add color codes to it.

Will other players see my colored server name?

If other players don’t choose a name for your server when they add it to their list, your name will appear per your server’s options. It’s the same for servers like Hypixel who have their name colored for a while now. Unfortunately, no plugin or mod can achieve this, however, using a modded Minecraft launcher like the TLauncher, can achieve this.

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