Creating a subdomain. Getting Error about 3 segments in Domain Name. Any help?

August 15, 2013 2.1k views
Hi, first post. I am trying to get a subdomain of forum.ericmeerstra.ca going. I added it to my digital ocean account yesterday. If I do a "whois forum.ericmeerstra.ca", I get the following error. Error code: 10122 ErrorMessage: The domain name provided has 3 segments. A segment is the group of characters between the dots in a domain name. Domain names with 3 segments cannot be registered. Anyone got any ideas? There is nothing on google for this at all. Did I do something ridiculously stupid?
3 Answers
The whois command works for ericmeerstra.ca
Is it supposed to work on subdomains? Also, I added the subdomain 2 days ago, so I don't think its a problem of it not propagating around yet.
I was helped by the support team. :)
My mistake was that I created the 'A' as forum.ericmeerstra.ca

This resolved to forum.ericmeerstra.ca.ericmeerstra.ca
This is why I was getting the error of having to many things in between the forum and the last '.ca'

Good work support! :)
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