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(WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Park a Domain)

Overview

A parked domain (or alias) is a secondary domain that points to the user’s primary domain. If users visit the parked domain's website, the primary website appears.

For example, cpanel.com is a parked domain that points to http://www.cpanel.net/. When you access http://www.cpanel.com, the http://www.cpanel.net/ website appears.

Note:

 You must register a parked domain name before visitors can access it.

Create a parked domain

To add a parked domain, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Domain to park text box, enter the domain name that you wish to park.
  2. Select the domain that you wish to park on top of from the Domain to park on top of menu.
  3. Click Park.

Note:

When you create an addon domain, parked domain, subdomain, or main domain, the system will attempt to automatically secure that domain with the best-available existing certificate. If no certificate exists, the system will generate a self-signed certificate to secure the new domain.

If AutoSSL is enabled for the account that owns the new domain, the system will submit a request for an AutoSSL certificate. The system will install the certificate when it is available.

Disallow parked domains on a domain

If you do not want users to park domains on a specific protected domain, add the domain to the following file:

 /usr/local/cpanel/etc/commondomains

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