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Addon Domains Problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by java_dude, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. java_dude

    java_dude Active Member

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    Hey, quick question. Awhile back before I upgraded to cPanel 11 I created an addon domain (myaddon.com) for a subdomain (subdomain.domain.com) and it worked fine. I have about 4 or 5 subdomains on my one account, and I recently bought a couple of domains for a different subdomain (subdomain2.domain.com), but I can't seem to get the addon domain function to work correctly. I enter in all of the information it asks for: the new domain, the subdomain's ftp username and password, and the directory for the subdomain. I keep getting this error:

    Why would it say the subdomain already exists, if I'm trying to add an addon domain TO a subdomain? Or am I doing this wrong? :eek:
     
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    jayh38 Well-Known Member

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    Well, you cant add an addon domain to a sub domain. Any add on domain needs to be added to your root domain.

    An addon domain will reside in a web document directory and appear just like a sub domain directory.

    an addon domain will resolve as a TLD such as www.addon.com where a sub domain will resolve as sub.domain.com

    You can however add a sub domain to an addon domain.

    jay
     
  3. java_dude

    java_dude Active Member

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    Oh, I think I get it now. So really, I should remove the subdomain (let's say it was blog.domain.com), and then add an addon domain to my account and point it to a "blog" directory. It would create both a "blog" subdomain, and allow me to access the directory via the domain, like blogdomain.com?:cool:

    One other thing... would it be possible to park a domain over an addon domain? So say I had the .net domain too, could I have it redirect to blogdomain.com? It looks like you can only park a domain over your root domain...

    Thanks a lot!
     
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