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Parked Domain FAQs

questionATTENTION: READ THIS BEFORE SETTING UP A PARKED DOMAIN!

Q. What is a Parked Domain?
A. A parked domain is a domain name that is added to your existing web site.  For example, if your site was created using MyDomain.com and you have another domain named MyDomain.net, you may park the .NET version on your .COM site and using either web address will render the same web content (i.e. your web site).

Q. What is a Parked Domain used for?
A. Often this is used as a means of grouping similar domain names together on one site without the need of duplicating your entire web site or having to purchase web hosting accounts for each.  An example of this would be a business that purchases several TLD versions of the same name, such as MyBusiness.com, MyBusiness.net, MyBusiness.info and MyBusiness.org.  The .COM name would be used to create the hosting account and the .NET, .INFO and .ORG domain names would be parked; all four domain names will display the same web site and content.

Example: You have a web store in the directory “/store/” with the home page being “index.php” on your site and you have several domain names as used above.  Anyone visiting MyBusiness.com/store/index.php will see the same exact web page as someone visiting MyBusiness.net/store/index.php.

Q. How do I set up a Parked Domain on my existing web hosting account?
A. Provided that you have already purchased the additional domain names and followed the steps in the DNS FAQs, you are ready to log into your cPanel and click on the Parked Domains button.  This page will guide you through the process of adding the additional domain(s) as parked on your main domain name and web hosting account.

WARNING: If you add any additional settings such as user names and passwords to your parked domain(s), this will change how your site is displayed whenever someone follows one of your parked domains instead of the main domain name and may even cause issues for all versions of your web site being displayed for site visitors.

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