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I am able to create a "subdomain", but NOT the CNAME record because 1&1 (my domain name registrar) says:

The domain name you entered is too long.

I'm trying to get it to redirect to (anonymized):

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I can't make comments, but is linked to a static or dynamic ip ?

If it is static instead of creating a CNAME you can create a A record pointing to the IP which would be the same thing.

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It's actually a 'dynamic' instance at this time, but eventually we'll be using a reserved instance. I ended up using the IP address mechanism (via Elastic IP), but which one is better? CNAME or A? – TWord Aug 4 '10 at 8:16
they are pretty much the same, the only difference is that linking it to the CNAME will eventually lead it to the IP which is the A record, you could say it is merelly a way of naming numbers to a more conventional term – Prix Aug 4 '10 at 8:33
ah! of course... that makes sense! – TWord Aug 4 '10 at 10:56
Went the 'A' route! :) – TWord Aug 4 '10 at 10:56
:) glad you managed it out. – Prix Aug 4 '10 at 18:14

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