What is a subdomain and how do I make a subdomain?

In the DNS (domain name system) hierarchy, a subdomain is an entirely new website that is part of a domain. With your domain, you can create multiple separate independent subdomains. 

They are prefixes in your domain name in a URL.

If your website domain is example.com, you can set up different subdomains, such as blog.example.com and shop.example.com.

Here are some popular examples of what a subdomain is:

  • analytics.twitter.com
  • business.facebook.com
  • support.google.com
  • blog.hubspot.com

To create a subdomain you simply need to add a CNAME record with Host value that you want for your subdomain. This subdomain will point to the same IP, as your domain.


  1. Log in to your Tailor Brands account
  2. Go to the Domains
  3. Click on Advanced Settings
  4. Login to your Domain Panel
  5. Click on your domain name to access the Domain Settings page.
  6. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  7. Below the Records section, select Add.
  8. Select CNAME from the Type drop-down menu.
  9. Complete the required fields:
    • Host: The host name, or prefix, the CNAME record will be set to. You can include a period (.) but not as the first or last character. Consecutive periods (...) are not allowed, and the host cannot exceed 25 characters or be the @ symbol. You can't use a host that's already assigned to an existing A record, TXT record or MX record.
    • Points to: The URL you are setting as the destination for the host. Type @ to point directly to your root domain name.
    • TTL: Determine how long the server should cache information.
  10. Select Save to save your record.




If you are looking to add a Subdomain that points to a different IP, you will need to create an A record instead. 

  1. Select A from the Type drop-down menu.
  2. Complete the required fields:
    • Host: The host name, or prefix, for the subdomain. For example, enter blog to create a subdomain for blog.yoursite.com.
    • Points to: The IP address you are setting as the destination for the host. This is usually the IP address of a hosting account where the site for your subdomain lives.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The TTL is set to 1 hour by default.
  3. Select Save to save your record.



Please allow up to 48 hours for your DNS changes to take full effect globally.

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