I agree with Jon that subdomains have a perception of being more permanent (although technically there is no difference.... -- either can be changed at a whim.) From a purely perceptual standpoint, subdomains (IMO) give a sense of being either a bigger part of the main domain, or even a more distinct stand-alone section, whereas a subfolder is just another slash in the address. Stephen -- Stephen Rider <http://striderweb.com/> *On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 08:47:36AM -0600 Bob Meetin <ontheroad at frii.com> wrote: > I have never set up a sub-domain, am not familiar with the > benefits/purpose. However here is the situation... I have a site that > is doing well on its own, but we are in the process of designing a > child > site (more tailored to a teen, young adult's audience). In developing > it I have it set up as a subdirectory of the parent, i.e.: > > parent > parent/teens > > Is this a candidate for a sub-domain or is that a different beast? > Otherwise it would be easy enough to set up a new domain.