Sub-domains are typically used when the domain needs to point to a different website from the main domain, whether this is to the same website or just a different page. Sub-domains are something that you set up on an existing domain so you don't need to register them as such.
A sub-domain would look something along the lines of e.g business.yourdomain.com OR members.yourdomain.com. You can use any word that you would like before your domain name.
There are two parts in setting up a new sub-domain.
Creating the sub-domain in your domain name control settings to point to Rocketspark
To do this you can contact your domain provider and they will be able to help you set up a sub-domain. If you host your domain name with Rocketspark you can ask our Support team to set this Sub-domain up for you.
Once a sub-domain has been created you need to know where to point it. This is done by adding two A records to your main domain name.
If you are on our New Zealand Server use: (Please note you would replace the example hostname (members) with your own sub-domain)
If you are on our Australian Server use: (Please note you would replace the example hostname (members) with your own sub-domain)
If you are on our United Kingdom Server use: (Please note you would replace the example hostname (members) with your own sub-domain)
Step 2. Assign the sub-domain to a website
Let us know which website you would like your sub-domain to point at so we can add your sub-domain name to your site.
Adding sub-domains to a domain in your Rocketspark account.
Follow our custom DNS guide, to learn how to add DNS records to your domain name. See the above records to set up your sub-domain DNS records.