I think about creating a Stack Exchange site. My friend owns a domain with appropriate name. Is it possible to assign a released site (when out of beta) to a subdomain? If yes, how can the owner of domain control data on that site?

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No, that isn't possible. All Stack Exchange sites are the property of Stack Exchange, and are usually hosted on a subdomain of subsite.stackexchange.com. There are relatively few exceptions, the only two I can think of being stackoverflow.com and askubuntu.com

If you want to run your own Q&A site on your own domain, there are open source clones of StackExchange you might want to look into.

  • A few others: superuser.com, serverfault.com, mathoverflow.net.
    – Scimonster
    Mar 29, 2015 at 18:09
  • But those domains are owned and chosen by StackExchange.
    – user88642
    Mar 29, 2015 at 22:27

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