Mostly we will create content on our own servers for our subdomains, but they also are handy for being an easy to remember short cut link to content elsewhere on the web. We can use a subdomain as a way to seamlessly send a site visitor to a link we have chosen
For example, the Mad Scientists at Extend Labs are crazy about a YouTube Channel of the same name.
If you see that URL, do you know what it is for? It’s rather ugly. That’s one place were Domain Redirects come in handy.
Access your domain’s cpanel, and in the Domains section, follow the link for Redirects.
From the second menu under Add Redirect, The Mad Scientists select the subdomain they created for videos:
In the Redirects field, they enter the URL where they want to send people (the one above). Next, they click Add. See what this URL does http://videos.extendlabs.ca. Cool, eh? Are you not easily impressed?
Now this is not all that different as using a short link service like bit.ly but with this tool you can manage everything from your own domain, and it has your domain built into the URL as a bit of identity building for people who know your work. When you manage the redirection, you can later change the link where it sends people, or maybe even in the future, create your own site where the videos will reside.
When you return to the Subdomains section of cpanel, you can see at a glance the ones you made, where the files are stored, where the redirection links go.
Now try to think of a situation that it would be useful to have a subdomain on your site act as a redirection to another URL outside of your domain. You may need to review the activity for creating a subdomain.
Use this redirecting subdomain as the URL for your response to this activity.
Example for "Redirecting with a Subdomain":