Your question was: Where can I find 2011 Godaddy promo codes?.
Yes, in the example of Austin.RealEstate.com, Austin is a subdomain of RealEstate.com.
In order to create a subdomain, you need to add a DNS record (either a CNAME or an A record).
You can direct all subdomains to the same web application, or you can have separate applications handle different subdomains. You can also use a wildcard to define all subdomains of a particular HostGator (Note: some hosting companies don't allow this, but it is possible).
Do you have a hosting account somewhere? They would be the best people to ask about how to create subdomains.
If you have any questions, let me know...
Thank you for responding so quickly! I appreciate it a lot.
I do not have a hosting account, so far my sites have been using Blogger. Any thoughts on good affordable hosts?..
Don't use 1and1, they're horrible.
I'd go with hostgator or bluehost...
I guess mostly I am just trying to learn more about them. It seems like a good way to take a HostGator name that is general like "helpwanted.com" (I do not own this name) and be able to market it in a specific geographic area like Orlando, as well as across a broad area.
This is what I am picturing. Someone goes to "Helpwanted.com" and there is a list of 50 or whatever cities. They see Orlando and click it and it brings them to Orlando.helpwanted.com.
Alternatively if I wanted I could go to a job fair in Orlando and have a sign that says "Check out Orlando.helpwanted.com!!! Don't forget the dot!".
Either way they are getting to the same site and I have it in my head that this is a good idea. Now that I explained it does it seem like I am needlessly complicating things?.
More likely it would not be a job listing site but maybe a classified site like craigslist or maybe a food menu listing site, that part I don't know but it's what I am picturing...
I used to want to do some things that way but discovered it can rob the SEO of the main site. Each subdomain is considered a unique website by the SE's and gets it's own ranking so I dropped that in favor of subdirectories, like HelpWanted.com/Orlando...
If your using blogs like blogger to generate revenue.you can use free sub domains at www.com.co.in like www.yourname.com.co.in and make it little professional.
Or if you already own a HostGator then see above posts on how to add sub-domains to your existing domains.if you don't have a host right now.try using hostgator or if you want free host then try some sites like 110mb.com...
I believe now with the new ICANN rules and the "education" of the users the usage of subdomains will increase or at least will be accepted more than before..