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Cannot remove subdomain linked to addon domain?


jassultd
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2012-05-26 8:19 am EST

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Hi There,

I have added "[seconddomain].com" as a addon domain in the "[firstdomain].com" CPanel.

After creating this [seconddomain].com, the a subdomain is automatically created - [seconddomain].[firstdomain].com

When trying to remove this automatically created subdomain the following message comes up saying that it cannot be removed:
"Sorry, the subdomain [seconddomain] cannot be removed because it is linked to the addon domain(s) '[seconddomain].com'. You must first remove the addon domain(s)."

Question:
Is there anyway to remove this subdomain from the main domain?

Thanks in advance!

Jason

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I was about to post this question again but I found this. So now please improve the answer by telling us if we can remove those sub-domains now in 2016 (this answer was posted in 2012).

If still not, then tell us the ways to implement the following -
1. I don't want the search engines to know about those sub-domains. (They don't exist for anyone in this world except me and nobody should ever know about them. Period) How do I implement this?
aman.sk95@gmail.com
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2016-06-10 04:27 pm EST

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BradM
5,399 Points
2012-05-29 10:03 am EST
Hi Jason,

<strong>Is there anyway to remove this subdomain from the main domain?</strong>

The answer is unfortunately no, this is how cPanel was designed to work. For most users this isn't a problem because they're the only ones that know that new subdomain was created. If you're worried about users somehow finding it, you can <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/cpanel/cpanel-manage-domains/setting-up-redirect-cpanel' target='_blank'>setup a redirect</a> that redirects traffic from the subdomain to the actual domain name.

Let us know if you have any follow up questions, we're more than happy to help further.

Thanks,
- Brad

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I was about to post this question again but I found this. So now please improve the answer by telling us if we can remove those sub-domains now in 2016 (this answer was posted in 2012).

If still not, then tell us the ways to implement the following -
1. I don't want the search engines to know about those sub-domains. (They don't exist for anyone in this world except me and nobody should ever know about them. Period) How do I implement this?
aman.sk95@gmail.com
3 Points
2016-06-10 4:26 pm EST
Hello Aman.sk95@gmail.com,

The subdomain cannot be removed from the add-on domain. If you do not want the subdomain to be seen by a search engine, then simply create a Robot.txt file to determine what a search engine will see. You can use our tutorial on Stopping search engines from crawling our website using ROBOTS.TXT.

I hope that helps to answer your question! If you require further assistance, please let us know!

Regards,
Arnel C.
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2016-06-12 10:27 pm EST
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