You can't add that domain


When I try to add a domain, I get the following message.

You can’t add that domain: you must add the parent domain to your account before adding a subdomain to it

I have privileges and the nameserver are point to dreamhost. Any ideas?


Can you add Sometimes that’s all it takes so you have a parent domain to anchor your own domain to, even if you can’t run a site at


Thanks for the reply. How do I know if I can add at Dreamhost?


It seems Dreamhost understand ag as domain and not So, in this case, abc would be a subdomain of com. I added the domain and then added a subdomain