How do I create a subdomain?

The first thing to confirm is whether you want a page or a subdomain.

The name of a page shows up at the end of a domain name, after the TLD or extension, e.g. -- "blog" is the name of the page.

A subdomain shows up at the beginning of a root/naked domain, e.g. – "blog" is the subdomain.

You can create subdomains in your iwantmyname dashboard. The subdomain, e.g. "blog" does in the Hostname field.)

You cannot create pages in the dashboard. Pages are created in your hosting account, whether that's in WordPress or Squarespace or another service/platform.

You can add subdomains, e.g. in two ways in your iwantmyname account.

Via the DNS manager (manually)

When logged in to your account and in the domain's DNS dashboard, enter the desired subdomain, e.g. blog, in the Hostname field. Then you can add the rest of the DNS records for the type of record you are adding: A, CNAME, MX record, etc.

Click on the blue add button to add the record to the domain's zone and make it appear in the list of DNS records for the domain. Then click on Save DNS Settings to save the changes.

add subdomain in dashboard

Using the 1-click app setup (recommended)

You can easily add services from our Marketplace to either a root/naked domain or a subdomain using our one-click installs.

In the following example, we will add Tumblr on the subdomain blog, so that would now point to a Tumblr site.

You can search for the one-click install you want from your domain dashboard, or you can click on the service you want to install from the Marketplace.

Once you are on the service install page, in this case Tumblr, ensure you have signed up for an account with the hosting provider if you don't already have one.

Click on or add a subdomain, then enter the subdomain name you want to use in the field that appears.

Click on the green Install button to add the DNS records you need for that subdomain. Once the page refreshes, if you look in your domain's dashboard you will see the correct DNS records listed.

You will be able to finish setup in your hosting account within a couple of hours, usually once the records have a chance to propagate.

one-click setup for subdomain

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