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No. Subdomains follow the usual domain requirements: Use only these characters: a-z (case-insensitive) 0-9 - (not as a starting or ending character) Label must 63 characters ("octets") or less and names must be 255 characters ("octets") or less. For more information, see RFC 1035.


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Assuming you're talking about Windows networking: No. By definition, a workgroup has no central authority. A domain is rooted in Active Directory which requires central authority.


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Putting it simply, Google or any other name servers are going to have to recurse to .et nameservers in order to access any information in them; if they collectively block Google, then any URL-based requests will fail, as name resolution will fail. This is an overly simplistic answer of how, but it’s possible.


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