Hi everyone, I want to create a small blog network for a website. I don't want to pay for domains. Ideally, I would like to use free sub domains that let me host the sites on my own hosting. I am happy to pay for hosting. This way, I have a bunch of sub domains all hosted by myself, under my control. So I can then install WP on each of those sub domains, and then automating these is a lot easier since they are all hosted by me. The only thing I wouldn't be in direct control of would be the sub domain. I know there are some free sub domain providers like afraid.org but it seems all of the name servers would be the same if I used all of their sub domains. So other than the name servers being the same, that is pretty much the exact solution I am looking for. But the name servers all being the same are a foot print, and also that the main domain of each of their sub domains has the same layout/style. Can anyone help? Do I really need to buy .coms and other paid domains to make this happen? I am also already considering making a blog network on the existing blog sites, like Wordpress.com, Tumblr.com & others - but I prefer the above approach as automation is made a lot easier and consistent. Thoughts? Thank you. + rep given for truly helpful answers, as I am in need of help here!