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    How is this done?
    I saw this site while checking out WordPress...how do you get a URL like that?

    http://del.icio.us/

    ???

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    "icio" is the actual [second-level] domain name, .us is the top-level domain (just like .com, .net, etc).

    "del" is a subdomain. It's basically the same thing as icio.us/del/.

    Like here, abestweb is the second-level domain, .com is the top-level domain, forum is the subdomain, which would work the same way as abestweb.com/forum/.

    Most hosts nowadays allow you to have subdomains, but some don't. As far as coming up with a setup like that that actually spells out a word, well that's just coming up with the right idea.

    "marvelous" for instance, you'd buy the velo.us domain, and add "mar" as the subdomain. Although I'm pretty sure that particular example is probably taken, as are probably most of the common words like that.

    If any of that made sense.

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    Definitely makes sense...thanks for the info that was very helpful! Is there any impact (positive or negative) from an SEO standpoint ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by web_ventures
    Definitely makes sense...thanks for the info that was very helpful! Is there any impact (positive or negative) from an SEO standpoint ?
    The search engines tend to take a domain name such as http://yoursite.yoursite.com as a domain unto its self, where as a sub like http://yoursite.com/yoursite may be taken as a sub domain in most cases, so its better to do it like http://yoursite.yoursite.com however some hosts i have found will not allow you to add it as such, all depends on the hosting you have.

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