sorry I wasnt all that clear -
I get the error message when I try to request the transfer of the domain name to dreamhost in the dreamhost panel.
So far all I have done is change the nameservers at my registrar.
You have mentioned - 'its just a matter of setting up my sub-domain'
Do I need to transfer the domain name or can I simply set up the subdomain without transfering the site to dreamhost.
Sorry if this seems obvious - this is fairly new to me. I greatly appreciate your help.