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What is an Alias (Parked) Domain? How Do I Create and Delete One?

 

Alias domains are often used by businesses that want to have more than one web address for advertising purposes. Alias domains are additional domains hosted on your account which display the same website as your primary domain and share web statistics. Like a normal domain, alias domains can also have their own email boxes. 

For example, if you own domain1.com and it is the primary domain of your cPanel account, you can set up domain2.com as an alias domain and it will load the content of domain1.com. When you visit domain2.com, you will notice that although the content of domain1.com is loading in the browser, the address bar will display http://domain2.com/. This is similar to a masked forward.

Domain Parking vs. an Alias Domain

When domain registrars offer domain parking, they are offering to park your domain on their servers and direct traffic to a page of their choice. This is a good temporary solution if you don't have a web hosting account, but it is very restrictive.

Add an Alias Domain

Domains must be registered with a valid registrar before they can be set as an alias. 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 an alias domain to your account:

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Domains section, click the Alias Domains icon.
  3. Under Create a New Alias Domain, enter the domain name you would like to park on top of your primary domain.
  4. Click Add Domain.

You have just added an alias domain.

Remove an Alias Domain

To remove an alias domain from your account:

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Domains section, click the Alias Domains icon.
  3. Under Remove Alias Domains, find the domain you wish to remove.
  4. In the Actions column for that domain, click Remove.

To learn more about the difference between alias domains, addon domains and subdomains, please see the following article: