What Is A Subdomain? | GoDaddy

What Is A Subdomain? | GoDaddy

Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what
a subdomain is and how it’s used. A subdomain is a subset or a smaller part of a larger domain [keyboard typing]. To better understand the concept of subdomains, let’s dissect a domain name from the top down. A complete domain name includes the top level domain, or TLD, and a second level domain or SLD. The TLD is the part that occurs right after the last dot in the domain name. This is why TLDs are sometimes called domain extensions. In this example, .com is the TLD. While there are several types of TLDs, the most common are .com, .org, and .net. The SLD, or second level domain, is the part that occurs immediately in front of the last dot in the domain name. In this example, it’s the name of the business. The SLD is what makes a domain name unique. Now this part, right here… that displays before the first dot in the domain name, it’s the subdomain. That’s right, fun fact: www is actually a subdomain! The good news is you don’t have to use
www for your subdomain. Instead, you can replace it with almost
any word to create a subdomain with the unique web address, without
having to purchase a new domain name. Subdomains function as an extension of a registered domain name [keyboard typing], allowing you to send visitors to a different web address, or allowing you to point to specific IP addresses [keyboard typing] or directories in your hosting account. The most common use for a subdomain is organizing or dividing web content into distinct sections. If your website has a substantial amount
of content on a given topic, or there’s content on your website that you want to draw attention to, say for marketing purposes, you can create a subdomain for it. A subdomain sets this content apart from the main site and gives it a unique web address, without having to register a new domain name. Consider the dog-friendly winery, Molly’s Bark and Wine. During her first year of business, the owner has amassed a large photo collection of dogs who have visited her winery on the website. To highlight the business’ unique dog-friendly atmosphere, and provide a dedicated space for her expanding photo gallery, she creates the subdomain ‘dogs’ under
registered domain name, mollysbarkandwine.com The www in her domain name is replaced
with [keyboard typing] the word ‘dogs’ and a new web address for the dedicated photo gallery is dogs.mollysbarkandwine.com. As an added bonus, this subdomain is treated as a unique web address, and in turn, may drive new customers to her website. Subdomains also offer a great way to
create language-specific versions of a website, or to accommodate information that may
not be critical to the primary website, such as an events page, blog, or store. To recap … A subdomain is a subset of a registered domain name. Subdomains are most commonly used to divide websites into distinct sections that have unique web addresses.

Daniel Ostrander

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34 thoughts on “What Is A Subdomain? | GoDaddy

  1. Jared Wright says:

    great video

  2. DarkShanks says:

    simple and amazing explanation. thanks.

  3. stilgottheblues says:

    Easy. Thanks.

  4. Saad Ali Khan says:

    Fabulously Explained! (Thumbsup)… Nice and easy to remember :)… Thanks a Million…

  5. Karen Doe says:

    Diane McQueen is an idiot if he thought I wouldn't discover where he synched his phone to mine

  6. Fie Eusoff says:

    good explanation. thank you!

  7. 中国制造 Made in China says:

    got it thanks

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  9. Tom Forrest says:

    This is an excellent educational video.

  10. The How To Channel says:

    great video! thanks!

  11. Xan says:

    can i use a different subdomain and www?

  12. mk sadhotra says:

    I have a subdomain on my blog I want a top level domain what should I do ??

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  14. ranjit simkhada says:

    I mistakenly buy a domain with the wrong spelling. How can I change the spelling?
    for example, www.faceboak.com which should be www.facebook.com

  15. Pawan Pandey says:

    Bro, RedServerHost is providing unlimited email accounts, and unlimited subdomain anyone can explain to me means of that. They are providing hosting services only Rs. 345 INR/ yearly.

  16. N vW says:

    Nice and clear explanation

  17. डोन्या भाऊ says:

    Do I need to pay extra if I want to use subdomain
    And how many subdomain I can use


    Very well explained. Youtube was created for such content .Useful.

  19. Ashwini Abhishek says:

    excellent and short video on the topic, deserves anything except dislikes I don't know why people disliked it

  20. Seán O'Nilbud says:

    A subdomain is when a women dressed in leather… Ohh a sub domain.

  21. Embassy Beats says:

    ok so whats a subdomian?

  22. Kerry K says:

    Very well explained, and quick. Thanks

  23. Ten Pen says:

    Then why in the world do you have the option of forward subdomain on godaddy… why isn't there separate section to create subdomain?

  24. Jolie K says:

    thank you!

  25. Riki says:

    How to buy play. subdomain? please

  26. slayerx2c25 says:

    thank you

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  29. Parveen Kumar says:

    Dicxo.com and sparrowgate.com are for sale.

  30. Maher Riyadh says:

    how to get this female voice over ?

  31. jack sparow says:

    Good keep going…

  32. Mike Pawlik says:

    This is the most pleasing and pleasant voice I've ever heard. Great job!

  33. Job Study BD says:

    Thanks that cleared my ideas.

  34. Just Genius says:

    Clearly explained, one of the best video on Subdomain

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