totally newbie here, I have a question about hosting only a subdomain here.
I own a domain, say example.com, which DNS is hosted somewhere and main site is hosted elsewhere.
To host a mirror of current web here for testing, I am trying to set-up dh.example.com and yet to succeed.
First, tried Manage Domains->Add New Domain/Sub-Domain and to create dh.example.com and resulted ‘Can’t add domain: you don’t have permission to add to example.com.’
OK, so did the same thing for the root domain example.com and succeeded. But when I look into the DNS records:
Non-editable DreamHost DNS records for example.com:
Record (example.com zone) Type Value
ftp A 67.xxx.xx.xxx
www A 67.xxx.xx.xxx
No, this is not acceptable. I’m not going to change the addresses of current ftp and www.
Since I’m not changing SOA and NS records of current registrar and DNS, I know these records do not affect most of the internet, but I wonder about the outcome when digging the hostname inside Dreamhost.
So, the questions are:
- What is the normal way to add a sub-domain in such a situation?
- If the process above is OK, are there any side-effects by the bogus records hosted at ns*.dreamhost.com?
Thank you all in advance.