Updated: 06/07/2019 by Computer Hope

Alternatively called a child domain, hostname, or leaf domain, a subdomain is a domain name with a prefix. For example, "" is the URL for Computer Hope and "www" is the subdomain. If we wanted an FQDN for a sub page or another external domain, such as our help section, we would create "" as a subdomain.

URL or Internet address


Subdomains are often used for links to frequently accessed portions of the site, allowing users to remember only the domain and not the entire URL.

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