Sorry, I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say
I want to host 'www.mydomain.net'. not 'mydomain.net'. That is to say, dreamhost should know NOTHING about mydomain.net, only the 'domain' www.mydomain.net. In mydomain.net's DNS records (which re hoste totally independantly to dreamhost, and will never have anything to do with whichever host I decide to move my site to), I simply want to sub-delegate out the www zone to dreamhost.
however every time I try to add 'www.mydomain.net' as a domain in the 'add domains' screen, it strips off the www, and wants to add 'mydomain.net' for hosting, not www.mydomain.net..
I'm guessing this is a 'feature' for newbs, but VERY anoying when you have 150-200 DNS entries in your domain, and are NOT going to move away from is current hosting..
(Just emailed support about it, will be interesting to see what they say.. may need to find somewhere which uses cpanel or plesk or something which I know will do this instead.. Just wanted to use dreamhost, as a number of colleages use them for their personal sites also, and love it..)