Thank you - I changed it to mirror about an hour ago.
I was unclear before - I have the ftp ssh stuff working (litterally 5 minutes after i set up the account) and have uploaded my index - its just that the subdomain (mirrored) ryank.dreamhosters.com still returns a DNS error.
Under my domain management tab, here is what it says:
Status:active Reconfigured (PST): 2005-07-24 13:01:36
By active, does that mean it should be working or what?