What is the difference between a subdomain and a domain?

A domain is like a mailing address. It helps people find the web server your website lives on. For example, www.candeavor.com belongs to Candeavor.

A subdomain is attached to a domain name. Think of it like the apartment number or unit number of a complex. You still need the domain name to find the address, but the subdomain can lead you to a different website. Domains can exist without subdomains, but subdomains cannot exist without domains.

By default, all Project Doing Good accounts are setup with a subdomain. This is because subdomains cost nothing to setup on web servers. Domain names, on the other hand, have cost to purchase them and an annual upkeep cost if you want to keep it active.

If you are interested in using your own custom domain name for your Project Doing Good account, we encourage you to check out our article on custom domains.

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