Assigning a subdomain for Netlify deployments

Hi,

Is it possible to set up Netlify builds to deploy to an automatically generated domain name that’s a subdomain of our own domain, as when using Netlify subdomains?

So, for example with ourdomain.com we’d like Netlify deployments be assigned to subdomains of netlify.ourdomain.com e.g. brave-curie-671954.netlify.ourdomain.com?

What’s the process for setting this up?

Can we delegate control of only netlify.ourdomain.com while continuing to use the current DNS provider and management practices with the rest of ourdomain.com?

Hey @mrslump,
When you deploy on Netlify, each deploy is assigned a unique, automatically generated name in the format [long-hex-string]--[your-netlify-subdomain].netlify.app. However, the name is not a subdomain of your custom domain. But it is available even after you’ve created new deploys and published new versions of the site. Here’s a bit more about how our deploys work:

To your second question, if you are hosting your DNS elsewhere, that is completely workable with your Netlify site, even with a custom domain. You don’t need to delegate your nameservers to us- just create a CNAME record at your DNS host pointing to your Netlify site. Do you want to take a look at our docs and let us know what follow-up questions you have?