Well, I was going to say that after trying your suggestion, it seems to be dead wrong. However, you’re absolutely right!
A subdomain can’t be created unless the domain is created. OK, I added the domain, even though I’m not hosting it. The confirmation showed:
must be using our nameservers to work
And that’s the kind of message that prompted my inquiry.
But yes, I looked at the DNS area and saw the IP. So I then created the subdomain anyway, and this time of course it worked.Then I told my associate to create an “A” record for the subdomain name to go to this DH IP address. He questioned that and suggested a CNAME, but my buddy @habilis here said “A” record, so that’s what we used. Within a minute or so the subdomain was indeed hitting the DH IP and file space. I added some software and friends, we are rockin!