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Updated: June 7, 2022
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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What is a Parked Domain? How to Create and Delete One

Parked domains are often used to have more than one web address for SEO and marketing purposes. Parked domains are "Addon" Domain Names, but that display the same website as your primary domain and share web statistics as well. Although, you can give the parked domain its own email boxes.

Example being if your main domain name is rshweb.com, and it is the primary domain of your cPanel account, you can set up any domain as a parked domain. This will load the content of the main site when viewing the parked domain. You will notice that although the content of the main site is loading in the browser, the address bar will display the parked domain. This is similar to a masked forward.

Domain Parking vs Parked Domains

When Domain Name Registrars offer "Domain Parking", they are offering to park your Domain Name on their Servers and normally direct traffic to a page of their choice. This is a good temporary solution if you do not have a website hosting account, but it is very restrictive.

Can I point a parked domain to a specific folder?

Parked Domains can only be pointed to your main site /public_html folder.

If you want to point your domain to a specific subfolder in your account, you have to use Addon domain or Aliases option.

Add a Parked Domain

Domains must be registered with a valid registrar before they can be parked. In addition, a domain will not be functional unless it is configured to point to the same name servers as your primary domain.

To add a parked domain to your account
>> Log into cPanel
>> In the Domains section, click the Parked Domains or Aliases icon
>> Under Create a Aliases Domain, enter the domain name you would like to park on top of your primary domain
>> Click Add Domain
You have just added a parked domain.

Remove a Parked Domain

To remove a parked domain from your account
>> Log into cPanel
>> In the Domains section, click the Parked Domains or Aliases icon
>> Under Remove Parked Domains, find the domain you wish to remove
>> In the Actions column for that domain, click Remove

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