How to Park a Domain in cPanel

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.

Thoughts on “How to Park a Domain in cPanel

  • Hi! Can we have separated CPanels for each “Aliases” domains (parked)
    I have 3 different sites. They have different styles and also different webmasters on charge of each. My concern is about if I can provide a different username and password for each “independent” CPanel to give them access only to their respective domain and not to entire CPanel under the main account (Primary domain)
    I know there is 2 ways to access Inmotion services. One is from AMP (for account lvl) and other is CPanel (for site lvl)
    My question is if I can have different CPanels for each different domain.
    Thank you!

  • Is there a way to park a doman to a specific page on my site? I bought a domain for a specific purpose but it would be easier to have it point to a page outside the main landing page. Tahnk you! 

    • Yes it is possible to point to a page under the domain name. When you create the parked domain in cPanel (now called ALIAS), then you will see the option to add a URL. You can specify the URL a that point.

  • 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

  • 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”?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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

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