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UPDATE 2:

I've create a new "A record" instead as I couldn't get the "cname record" to work. I copied the existing:

www - A - server_ip_address

and just created a new

test - A - server_ip_address

But when I type

host test.oshirowanen.com

It can't find it, but it finds

host www.oshirowanen.com perfectly ok.

Do I need to wait for the new record to propagate the internet?

UPDATE 1:

On the DNS config screen, I get the following options

Type: (Which has CNAME)
Record (Which is a textbox)
Domain (Which is a textbox)

ORIGINAL QUESITON:

If I have already purchased the domain name:

oshirowanen.com

and I wanted to configure a sub domain which points to a different section of my website i.e.

login.oshirowanen.com

will I have to buy a new domain name, i.e.

login.oshirowanen.com

?

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The easiest thing to do is create a CNAME login.oshirowanen.com record in your DNS that points to oshirowanen.com. How you do this depends on what access you have to the DNS system.

login.oshirowanen.com.        CNAME  oshirowanen.com.
oshirowanen.com.              A      ip.add.re.ss

EDIT:

Iin the 3 boxes you have

  1. Leave type as CNAME
  2. Make Record login.oshirowanen.com
  3. Make Domain oshirowanen.com

If that doesn't work then 2 & 3 need to be switched.

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Please see update 1 in the original question. –  oshirowanen Apr 5 '11 at 10:28
    
Please see update 2 in the original question. –  oshirowanen Apr 5 '11 at 11:49
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Nope. You'll just need to go into your control panel and see if you can find a place to create subdomains.

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Which control panel? I have access to the dns system, if that is what you mean? –  oshirowanen Apr 5 '11 at 10:10
    
Depends on your hosting company and what they use. Examples include CPanel and 1and1's Control Panel. A list can be found en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… or visit your hosting companies support page for setting up subdomains. –  tombull89 Apr 5 '11 at 10:13
    
Not sure if you mean the company hosting the website, or the company from which we buy our domain names from? –  oshirowanen Apr 5 '11 at 10:14
    
erk. My hosting company does both, but I'm going to say the one you've bought the domain from. –  tombull89 Apr 5 '11 at 10:19
    
Please see update 1 in the original question. –  oshirowanen Apr 5 '11 at 10:29
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