How long do parked domains take to redirect?


holly
Asked:
2011-11-29 5:21 pm EST

Hits: 16,728
I set up two parked domains to redirect to an existing domain. The set up form says "done," but the redirect does not seem to be working. The parked domains were registered through inmotion yesterday.

How long before the redirects start to work? I thought it was immediately.

You must login before you can ask a follow up question.

You must login before you can submit an answer.

Best answer chosen by InMotion Hosting staff

0

BradM
Staff
5,391 Points
2011-11-29 5:31 pm EST
Hi Holly.

While typing out this response, I noticed you commented on the question and stated it is working for you. I did have a solution typed up, so I'll post it here for others that find this question. The answer to your question is:
When you setup a redirect, it should redirect immediately. If it doesn't, most likely you need to clear your browser's cache.

When you initially register a domain name, it can take up to 24 hours before the domain name is fully active.

When you park a domain name to your account, it actually does not "redirect". What a parked domain name does is simply load the same files as your main domain.

Parked Domains Explained Further
Your main domain loads files directly from the /public_html directory.

With addon domains, you can set the directory the files load from. For example, it may be /public_html/addon-domain.com

A parked domain loads the same files as the main domain, files directly in /public_html.

Main Domain: DomainA.com
Parked Domain: DomainB.com

When you visit DomainB.com, DomainB.com will show in the address bar, but it will show the same website as DomainA.com.

If when someone visits DomainB.com you want it to redirect and show DomainA.com in the address bar, you'll want to setup a redirect.

Thanks,
- Brad

You must login before you can post a comment about this answer.

Like this Question?

Related Articles

It looks like there are no related articles.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Need more Help?

Search

Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail: support@InMotionHosting.com
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!