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I have one main domain name ( and I'm thinking of moving that to a new web host.

At the same host, I also have two subdomains ( and

If I changes hosts for the main domain name, how will that affect the subdomains?

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Those ain't subdomain they are domains, are you saying that you have your main domain with 2 extra domain alias that are and ? at any rate they will stay working on the old host until the account is canceled. – Prix Oct 18 '10 at 19:08

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www is a subdomain of is not a subdomain of it is a subdomain of which is a subdomain of the TLD .org....

ETC. for

Regardless you should brush up on what a subdomain is.... There is a good meta on it on Serverfault somewhere... or Wikipedia is always good :)

And the answer to your question is no it will not effect your other domains as long as you continue to cover their costs with the hosting company.

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Ah, ok - thanks @Prix and @Campo. Off to brush up on terminology of subdomains. ;) – user57493 Oct 18 '10 at 19:23
Glad to help. Please mark correct if we are going to close this question with my answer. A +1 is always nice too if it was helpful. If you require more clarification or wish to modify your question do so in an edit and I will reply with a answer :) You may need more rep before you can do so. But if you modify your question and it is useful and clear many will give you +1 and then you can do the same to those who helped you :) – Campo Oct 18 '10 at 19:55

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