The difference between a sub domain and a domain name can be explained easily.
While a domain name is a full website address, totally independent of other domain names, a sub domain depends on a domain name. If for example "yourdomain.com" is your domain name, then http://yourdomain.com and http://www.yourdomain.com would be your domain name's address. A sub domain name would be a name *under* your domain name, something like "subdomain.yourdomain.com". Its address would then be: http://subdomain.yourdomain.com and http://www.subdomain.yourdomain.com. It can say anything you want instead of "sub domain" and the nice thing is that unlike a full domain name, a sub domain does not need to be registered - we will register it for you.
Can I have a subdomain such as "something.yourdomainname.com"?
Yes, you will be able to have your own sub domain, such as something.yourdomainname.com. A sub domain is basically a subdirectory or folder created inside your FTP area which is a fully operating Web site. The main benefit of a sub domain is that it doesn't require domain name registration and fees that are associated with a full domain name.