thanks, that is super cool.
lol, yes, kayakityak.com is my domain, and that would be a relevant detail.
and no, it was not a typo. when i went through the steps of adding the subdomain i typed in aquaholic.kayakityak … without adding .com. so the default web directory was /…/…/aquaholic.kayakityak.
i just did another dummy (no pun intended) run using aquaholic.kayakityak.com as the sub.domain to host, i see that the default directory becomes .com as well. duh! good thing i asked.
thanks again for your help.