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Can I get subdomains with your service?

We can modify your domain DNS record in those cases when a subdomain is warranted, such as for example when you use a bulletin board server or chat server hosted somewhere else. or have your own internal mail server. Special DNS charges would apply, however. For specific details, please contact our support department at

Note: Recently, the use of subdomains has been mostly abandoned as it often tended to expose an organization's internal structure, and because there are indications that some search engines may not rank sites or content hosted in a subdomain as high as content hosted in its own independent domain.

For marketing purposes, the subdomain concept has gradually been abandoned as subdomains are less accessible in the sense that customers do not remember a subdomain as well as a regular domain. For example, the website for the very popular television series "Star Trek" used to be at http://startrek.msn.com. However, Paramount Pictures realized rather quickly that most people were looking for the site at http://www.startrek.com and now that is exactly where the Star Trek site can be found. Similarly, General Motors opted for the domain gmbuypower.com to promote a financing program for their customers in California, rather than buypower.gm.com

In addition, with more inexperienced users surfing the internet, many newcomers are likely to type in your subdomain url as

http://www.subdomain.yourcompany.com

rather than

http://subdomain.yourcompany.com

and as a result risk getting "404 Page Not Found" errors from which they will have no clue as to how to recover.

Under certain circumstances, the use of subdomains is appropriate, especially if you have a domain name that has a high level of brand recognition, like Yahoo, Exite, AOL, CBS. However, in many instances, these subdomains function to identify different types of dedicated servers being used by the megasite. If your site is spread over a number of different servers that are geographically separated, subdomain usage would be proper. However, most small business sites are compact enough and singular in purpose that subdomains are not needed.




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