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How can I add this extra part and what does it mean?

www.SOMETHING.domain.co.uk

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closed as unclear what you're asking by slhck Apr 24 at 13:06

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Add it where? DNS control? Web server? Perhaps combination if both? –  Daniel B Apr 24 at 13:01
    
Bit of both :-) –  Maximilian Apr 24 at 13:07
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It is pretty clear what I am asking... Everybody seems to understand. @slhck –  Maximilian Apr 24 at 13:12
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stay out of it @DanielB –  Maximilian Apr 24 at 13:14
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It's not to me. Do you have a domain you own that you need to manage? Do you have a web server that you need to configure to listen to a given domain? If you could just clarify that part, you'd get a more specific answer. –  slhck Apr 24 at 13:14

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This is called a subdomain and is typically done in the A record where your host your DNS records (quite often, the same place where you register the domain name)

Even www can be considered a subdomain.

You should be able to create new A records, simply enter the name of the subdomain and point it to the relevant IP address.

Then, your web server can be set up to redirect it to the relevant directory.

From memory, there are restrictions though such as you may not be able to start the subdomain name with numbers.

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