Sub-Domains. ???? (a bit of info please)

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Hi all,

I'd like to know exactly what " sub-domains " are, & how to take full advantage of them ?

I have a little webspace, & I'm allowed 1 sub-domain, this is the reason for my question.

Anyone. :wink:
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A sub domain is basically a word/s attached to the front of a domain name

ie: http://word.domainname.com

It can be helpful in segmenting parts of a website instead of using http://domainname.com/foldername/
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like http://www.domain.com :lol:
from http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/subdomain.html
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(sub´´dō-mān´) (n.) Also called a child domain, a domain that is part of a larger domain name in DNS hierarchy. DNS hierarchy consists of the root-level domain at the top, underneath which are the top-level domains, followed by second-level domains and finally subdomains. For example, in the domain name webopedia.internet.com, "webopedia" is a subdomain of the larger second-level domain "internet.com."
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lol dolay :P

thanks for the clarification :thumbsup:
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Thanks you two.

This is hard to explain, but, would it be possible to use some kind of redirecting page, that would enable me to use the sub-domain without users knowing what the primary domain was ?
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Hi Nic,

There really is no reason at all for you to do this...

As musik has mentioned - you can always use http://www.yourdomain.com/folder instead...

A domain is http://yourdomain.com (or 2nd level domain)

A subdomain is http://subdomain.yourdomain.com

A 3rd level domain (techincally a variation of a subdomain)

http://anything.yourprovidersdomain.com

You could always use a domain alias on your subdomain so that users would not know it is a subdomain - however, you will need a secondary domain to accomplish this - and more then likely the cost of adding another domain to your package will be higher then your free subdomain :)
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Hi CartikaHosting,

I appreciate the help, but take this example for a 'for instance'.

I have a friend who has his own company and he has a website.

He said that I can use his sub-domain, but he doesn't want the viewers of my site to know that it is a sub-domain of his site.

That's why I thought I might be able to use some kind of redirecting page ?

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You could always use a domain alias on your subdomain so that users would not know it is a subdomain - however, you will need a secondary domain to accomplish this...

Is there any other way of accomplishing this ?

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You can always purchase a domain name of your own from Godaddy.com and have it redirect to his domain

The only place that will be seen to be loading to that URL is in the status bar at the bottom of ie briefly while it is loading then it disapears.

During this whole process your paid domain name appears in the address bar. You would need to cloak it though to always have the subdomain hidden which means you couldnt have

http://www.yourdomain.com/foldername/

it would always stay up the top as http://www.yourdomain.com

Make sense?
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if you buy domain from anywhere,you have your domain such as http://www.nics.com and you can creat your subdomain such as http://www.nics.com/ecommerce/ or http://ecommerce.nics.com if you authorize me use subdomain as http://aibao.nics.com or http://www.nics.com/aibao/ you can determine the area for me to login in order to manage my subdomain by using username follow the name of subdomain and Password
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aibao wrote:
if you buy domain from anywhere,you have your domain such as http://www.nics.com and you can creat your subdomain such as http://www.nics.com/ecommerce/ or http://ecommerce.nics.com if you authorize me use subdomain as http://aibao.nics.com or http://www.nics.com/aibao/ you can determine the area for me to login in order to manage my subdomain by using username follow the name of subdomain and Password



mmm that will work if he has hosting under that domain name, but at this point he doesn't. You might want to read the topic right through for further information.
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Thanks musik :)

musik wrote:
You can always purchase a domain name of your own from Godaddy.com and have it redirect to his domain


That is what it looks like I'm gonna have to do.

Godaddy.com is in america isn't it? Do you know of any cheap domain registration sites from the uk ?
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http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/ isnt as cheap as Godaddy but not many places are, it is a UK company though and one of the best around.

//edit Fast Hosts use http://www.ukreg.com/ for their registrations
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Thanks a lot musik, you ve bin a big help.

Cheers 8)

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