What is a parked domain? How do I park a domain name?

A parked domain is a domain name that is different to the main domain of your website, but will point to your existing website. This allows users to reach your website when entering the parked domain in their browser. This can be useful for many reasons, eg you may have both the .com and .com.au versions of a domain name, you can park the .com domain name onto your main .com.au account and visitors typing the .com domain will be directed to your .com.au website. Using this method you can market your single website over a variety of related domain names.


Please note: to be able to park your domain name onto your existing domain, you must have the parked domains DNS servers pointing to our DNS servers (the same servers as your existing domain is using).

To park a domain name, first log in to your cPanel:

http://www.yourdomain.com.au/cpanel


Once logged in, towards the bottom of the page click on Parked Domains


On the next page, under Create a New Parked Domain, enter the domain name (without www) that you would like to park onto your existing hosting account. Click Add Domain.


Once the domain is parked you will see a message as below. Click on Go Back to go back to the parked domains page.


Towards the bottom of the Parked Domains page you will now see the domain listed that you just parked.

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