You most likely typed 'build.mcmiddleearth.com' in your Internet browser instead of using it as the ip adress within the game. To join our Minecraft server:
Minecraft Middle Earth is a Minecraft gaming community that is trying to create the world known from stories such as Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion and The Hobbit, in a Minecraft world.
Everyone who has a premium (paid) Minecraft account can join the server. No client mods are necessary to join the server. The server has an established community since 2010 of passionate builders, texture artists and coders. A lot of people learned how to build in specific styles and themes.
Our community also organizes a variety of events such as games, tours and minigames to show the areas we have created.
We can offer better help, support or respond to your questions on our forums, which can be visited at www.mcmiddleearth.com
Our Discord server can be joined either by using your Internet browser, or using the Discord app: https://discordapp.com/invite/HVAzTcR