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This question may sound stupid.

Theres a certain domain eg abc.com that does not belong to me, so that means I also won't be able to use sub.abc.com? Am I correct with this? So in order to use the abc.com domain I need to own it.

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No, you dont. After all you can register xxx.com without owning .com. Technically any owner of a zone (the correct technical term) can put up a mechanism allowing third parties to register sub-zones or manage host entries.

In layman: I may register "hopppaalllaawrralla.com" and if you pay me zillion trillion dollars you can get a.hopppaalllaawrralla.com ;) If you agree. This is how all top level domains operate.

Without that, in practical terms - probably the answer is no.

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So if I can't make an agreement with the owner and I have got no access to the nameservers for that specific domain, I can't do anything with it –  Roland Mar 11 '10 at 12:17
    
Pretty exactly - that is the whole sense. Imagine what people would do if they could get their hands on microsoft.com ;) you would find "linux.microsoft.com" and "gates-sucks.microsoft.com" within minutes. –  TomTom Mar 11 '10 at 12:19
    
thanx for the answer –  Roland Mar 11 '10 at 12:22

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