subdomains, domain names, & domain mapping with multi-domain

I have as the main domain.

Also there is,,, etc.

I am able to make, and basically without issues.

Is it possible to create without a subdomain? Would I need to create and point to that subdomain?

Can we create and and in addition still add,

Worded another way - once we enable multi-domain do the sub-sites on the WPMU network need to have a subdomain unless it's I.E. Additional domains must be a subdomain on the network or a pointing to a subdomain on the network?

Happy Monday!

- David Monk Sr

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello @David Monk

    Welcome to WPMU community!

    I hope you are well today and thanks for asking the question.

    Let me explain in a different way.

    Domain mapping is used to map a subdomain with a domain, where multi domain is used to map the network domain with another domain.

    For example, you have decided to use the following domains for network: (main domain)
    So, you can add all four domain to the main network domain using multi domain plugin, that means all 4 domains will show the same site.

    When you will create subsite, you can create subdomain for any of the above domains like:

    If you use domain mapping plugin, you can map any of the above subdomains to any domain, like: => => =>

    But you can't add same domain as mapped domain and multi domain.

    Hope it helps :slight_smile: Please feel free to ask more question if you have any.


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