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    Subdomains

    If i'm hosting www.aaa.com on my home computer,
    could I create an unlimited number of subdomains (www.sub.aaa.com) ?

    and would I have to register them with a dns or something ?
    or would the computer hosting aaa.com redirect you ?

    i.e. to get to www.sub.aaa.com would the routing be:

    www.sub.aaa.com ---> www.aaa.com ---> www.sub.aaa.com

    ...just in theory, i'm no server admin...[surprised, right ?]

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    It depends on who you registered aaa.com with. Some registrars allow you to have subdomains, and some don't.
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    >>> Some registrars allow you to have subdomains, and some don't.

    ... and some charge for letting you do it.
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    ok, interesting...

    but if I make sub.aaa.com, will the request first go to aaa.com ?
    (ie. will aaa.com act like a nameserver and sent the surfer to wherever I put sub.aaa.com ?)

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    I'd have to enter sub.aaa.com in the pc hosting aaa.com's DNS and IIS correct ? (would the host's file make due?)

    because if this is true (which i'm not sure of),
    how would the registrar know your hosting a subdomain ?

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    >>but if I make sub.aaa.com, will the request first go to aaa.com ?
    No. The request will go to the DNS server, then to sub.aaa.com.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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