Based on what list of criteria or requirements does stackexchange.com create a subdomain site?

For example, they have

  • android.stackexchange.com
  • apple.stackexchange.com
  • & so on

I'm curious to know what is the list of criteria or requirements for Stack Exchange subdomains.


How do they decide to create a Stack Exchange subdomain site?

Also, apart from the first question, why haven't they created something like windows.stackexchange.com?

  • 1
    Via voting on area51.stackexchange.com
    – nicael
    Dec 24, 2015 at 13:35
  • 2
    As for windows.stackexchange.com, I think you'll find that nearly every potential question for such a site already has a home at Super User.
    – ale
    Dec 24, 2015 at 13:46
  • @AlE. but I'm curious to know why they didn't create it, considering it is used by many Dec 24, 2015 at 13:49
  • There was such a proposal, but it's deleted due to the lack of interest.
    – nicael
    Dec 24, 2015 at 13:55

1 Answer 1


The main issue here is creating a new Q&A site - the subdomain is just an implementation detail.

The process for suggesting and creating a new site is done via Area 51, and explained pretty extensively in its FAQ.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .