i have a server account where on the server httpdocs/subdomain.domain.org can be found online at http://subdomain.domain.org (but also at http://www.domain.org/subdomain.domain.org ). yes, this is a schematic, i don't actually own domain.org.

i have an .htaccess file in my httpdocs that looks like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^subdomain.domain.org/blog$ http://subdomain.domain.org/blog_new [R]
every other RewriteRule in the file works; problem is, this one doesn't. my theory is it has something to do with the dots in the folder name, but escaping them with \ didn't seem to work either.

Any ideas? I'm worse than desperate.