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One character subdomain?
asabbia



 
Msg#: 4303256 posted 10:20 am on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys,

I need to open a subdomain, Do you think it could a problem to call it just with a char? like:

g.website.com?

Or would be better to give him a name?
(Consider the content of this subdomain are pretty related to website.com)

Thanks

 

tangor

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Msg#: 4303256 posted 2:04 pm on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

If that sub-domain serves and actual purpose, it probably has a name/description. I'd use that instead of a single character. Just MHO.

Simsi

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Msg#: 4303256 posted 3:04 pm on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Agree with tangor but that said a lot of mobile sites use "m" so I can't imagine it's an issue.

leadegroot

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Msg#: 4303256 posted 11:52 pm on Apr 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have an l. Subdomain for links that ranks adequately - should be fine

g1smd

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Msg#: 4303256 posted 12:02 am on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

There's no problem with doing that.

Many sites already use m. as noted above.

asabbia



 
Msg#: 4303256 posted 12:02 am on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Agree with tangor but that said a lot of mobile sites use "m" so I can't imagine it's an issue.


perfect example, thanks. That just reminded me to not to use m. domain for something that's not rlated to mobile.

g1smd

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Msg#: 4303256 posted 12:13 am on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have seen c. for a content delivery network and s. for stats and user tracking. I think Google and other big players use various single letter sub-domains for a number of other purposes.

asabbia



 
Msg#: 4303256 posted 12:48 am on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

@g1smd: I know it's used and it can be used... I am more interested in the SEO (penalization?) part of it

g1smd

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Msg#: 4303256 posted 8:27 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Penalty?

Why would there be a penalty?

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