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If you are using the updated version of cPanel, then you will see Aliases in place of Parked domain in the Domain section. They are same thing, but simply named with a different term. In the tutorial below you can replace the term "parked domain" with "alias".

Parked domains are used to point the new domain name to a different domain. To give an example, if we have "example.com" and we want "example.net" to display the same website, we'd set it up as a parked domain or alias.

Adding a Parked Domain to cPanel:

  1. Login to cpanel.
  2. Under Domains click the Parked Domains or Aliases button.
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  3. Enter the domain name you want to add, in the Create a New Parked Domain or Create a New Alias section. Then click the Add Domain button.
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    You will then see a message stating: "The parked domain example.net has been successfully created for you."

It can take up to 24 hours for a Parked domain to show up on the web, or propagate.

Please check the next article on Creating a Subdomain in cPanel. If you missed our previous article, please see the Adding an Add-on Domain in cPanel tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Managing your Domains in cPanel.

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n/a Points
2015-08-03 7:41 am

good. thank you.

n/a Points
2016-03-11 5:50 pm

very useful

thanks

n/a Points
2016-04-05 2:43 pm

Hi.

 I can't find  the Parked Domains button. in my  cpanel account's DOMAINS panel ?

Do i need to pay for the parked domain? e.g my domain name xxx.com and i want to add xxx.net , xxx.biz etc ... 

thank.

Staff
29,997 Points
2016-04-05 4:04 pm
Hello Nina,

Thank you for contacting us. If you are not seeing the "Parked Domains" button in your cPanel, I recommend contacting Live Support.

Yes, since "xxx.net , xxx.biz" are separate domains, they must be purchased/registered.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2016-05-10 9:06 pm

In the most recent version of cpanel "parked domains" are now referred to as Aliases.  Please update this post as this is very confusing.

Staff
39,923 Points
2016-05-11 11:00 am
Hello,

The terms have been noted in the article above. We still have not changed to the new version of cPanel on all of our hosting servers, so this article will remain until the changes have been implemented completely. I have added a note to the article to help clarify the issue.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2017-02-03 1:41 pm

Is there a way to use Aliases but not change the URL name. For example, I have two domains. www.domain1.com is the companies full website site information. However they have another domain www.domain2.com setup. But it is just a name to redirect to www.domain1.com/domain2_Info

Is there a way to do this and keep www.domain2.com in the URL bar?

Staff
2,858 Points
2017-02-03 2:28 pm
Patrick, you should be able to do that by using a custom .htaccess rule for domain2.com.
n/a Points
2017-04-21 6:43 pm

How would I change an add-on domain to an alias/parked domain? I already have this one redirected to a new domain but I would like to take it off of my count of domains.

Staff
43,761 Points
2017-04-24 1:27 pm
First, you need to remove it from the add-on list. After that, just perform the steps above.
n/a Points
2017-07-18 5:35 am

Parked domains are used to point the new domain name to a different domain. To give an example, if we have "example.com" and we want "example.net" to display the same website, we'd set it up as a parked domain or alias.

In the above statement which of the domains is refered to as "it"?

Staff
13,704 Points
2017-07-18 7:51 am
Example.net is the "parked" domain or "it" referenced in the article.
2017-07-28 1:02 am
Is the "parked" alias domain always pointing to the primary domain?
Staff
13,704 Points
2017-07-28 7:20 am
Yes, the parked domain points to the primary domain.
2017-07-28 1:03 am
Also what's the difference between Aliases and Redirects options?
Staff
13,704 Points
2017-07-28 7:21 am
An alias displays the primary domains website on the new domain name (parked domain) while a redirect redirects the traffice from the new domain to the old domain.
2017-07-28 1:05 am
When I create an alias it offers an option to then redirect, which seems to work at HTTP level. Does it mean emails will not be properly redirected for alias domains? I feel like you guys need to write up a better article on parked vs redirected domains and how it works for HTTP, FTP, and SMTP.
Staff
13,704 Points
2017-07-28 7:25 am
Emails are not redirected for a redirect. You are correct, redirects happen at the HTTP level. Parked domains do not work with FTP since they are just an alias. You can set up emails for an alias or parked domain.
n/a Points
2017-08-26 2:20 pm

I have a Multisite wordpress. And I parked domainB.com to show content from domainA.com.It is working fine. But the URL in the browser is domainA.com instead of domainB.com as I want... At the moment it is the same as a redirection. Can I keep the url of domainB.com? I jsut bougth the domainB maybe the dns didnt propagate yet?Or do I have to doo something else?Thank you

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