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2:59 pm on May 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Help me. I try to make a "subdomain" as in description. I think i.ve to use some javascript or cgi-bin comand. It is in use for example in [buy@fiat.com....]


5:41 am on May 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hello graziano, and welcome to the WebmasterWorld forums.

I'm not sure exactly what your question is. The example you show is not truly a subdomain. You can type whatever you want before a "@" in the location bar, and only the characters that follow the "@" will be used as the URL.

Example: [microsoft@google.com...]

This does NOT mean that Microsoft now owns Google!

A true subdomain, like red.rubberballs.com, is very different (and not really something I know a lot about). I would just let my web host or server admin set it up for me.

There are community members here who know more about this area than I do. Maybe one of them will come along and help you.


6:14 pm on May 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

I know this isn't a subdomain! But i think that if I create a script for redirect visitors to one page of my site I,ll create something as "subdomain" Without any cost! Example: if my url is [mydomain.com...] I can write: [forum@mydomain.com....] It's very interesting. don't you think?


7:10 pm on May 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

graziano, I believe what you're talking about has to be done at the server level, so I don't think a script would be adequate. You're dealing with different protocols.

When you're saying [buy@fiat.com...] you're actually mixing protocols, which can't be done.

On the internet, there are different protocols, or addressing systems, that each have a different syntax, or vocabulary - like rules of grammar. It's the same as though you're talking about dogs and birds. Fur is dog protocol, and feathers is bird protocol. You can't mix the two.

http is hypertext transfer protocol, which is part of the vocabulary rules used for addressing web addresses - URLs to connect browsers and web servers.

@ is part of the email protocol, - smtp, which is simple mail transfer protocol, and pop (pop3) - which connects with email, rather than URLs.

Therefore you cannot mix http and @ in any kind of internet addressing.

With some web hosts, you can have [subdomain.domain.com...] set up free of cost, if it's included with your hosting. With other hosts, like the one I use, you have to pay a bit extra to have that set up, and it has to be done by the server administrators. In fact, they assign a unique IP (Internet Protocol) number to the subdomain. Then, the correct way of addressing it would be [subdomain.domain.com...] - no @ is included in the "grammar" rules for this.


5:19 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Great explanation, Marcia. But I wish to add something here about @ sign being used in a brower Address line

AFAIK, the only time @ sign works appropriately in the URL bar is when you are doing an FTP in your browser or you are calling up mail client, Outlook on your Windows machine.



I do wonder if @ will work in any other instances in the URL line. Any other takers?


5:46 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member woz is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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7:42 am on May 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hey, thanks Marn. I've never familiarized myself with browser ftp, except for uploading a file or two. I just tried it for accessing mail and logs, and it's sure more convenient than accesssing certain things than by the control panel. I also got the solution for something I can do without having to modify something in a Perl script.

Very handy!


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