Parked Domains

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Overview

Parked domains are domains that you own but do not contain any content. Typically, parked domains are used to hold a domain that is for sale or to redirect traffic to another domain.

Create a Parked Domain

To add a parked domain:

  1. Enter the domain that you wish to park in the available text field.
  2. Click Add Domain

To open the parked domain’s home directory with the File Manager:

  • Click the link under Document Root that corresponds to the parked domain that you would like to view in the File Manager.

note Note: Email accounts can be created for parked domains. Visit the Email Accounts documentation to learn how to set up an email account for a parked domain.

Enable or Disable Parked Domain Redirection

To enable or disable redirection of a parked domain:

  1. Click the Manage Redirection link which corresponds to the parked domain you wish to manage.
  2. If you wish to redirect the domain, enter the link that you would like to redirect the parked domain to in the available text box.
  3. Click Save.
    • To disable the redirect, click Disable Redirection.

Remove a Parked Domain

To remove an existing parked domain:

  1. Click the Remove link which corresponds to the parked domain that you would like to remove.
  2. Click Yes to confirm that you wish to remove the parked domain.
    • To keep the parked domain, click No.

ALERT! Remember: We strongly suggest that you create a full account backup before you perform any such operations.

Search Parked Domains

To search through the list of parked domains:

  1. Enter the search criteria into the Search field.
  2. Click Go.

Results which match your search criteria will populate the list.

Email Accounts in Parked Domains

Email accounts can be created for parked domains. Read the Email Accounts documentation to learn how to set up an email account for a parked domain.

When you remove the parked domain, email accounts that are associated with the parked domain will no longer appear in the cPanel interface. However, the contents for this email account still exist in the mail folder of the user's home directory: home/username/mail.

  • If the domain is added back to the same account as the primary domain, an addon domain, or a parked domain, the email accounts will reappear in the cPanel interface.
  • If the domain is moved to a different account, the email accounts will need to be added to the new account manually, and the contents of the email account will also need to be moved manually. The email accounts will need to follow the same format that they previously had: same name and same domain.
    • You can use the cPanel interface to add new accounts, or you can run the /scripts/addpop script to manually add new email accounts.
    • To move one email account under a domain, you can run: mv /home/old_account/mail/domain_name/email_account /home/new_account/mail/domain_name/ When you run this command, the /home/new_account/mail/domain_name/ directory will be created when you add the account through cPanel.
    • To move all the email accounts under a domain, run: mv /home/old_account/mail/domain_name /home/new_account/mail After the files have been moved, run: chown -R new_account:new_account /home/new_account/mail/domain_name
note Note: You should verify ownership of the email account after you have moved it.

Addon vs. Parked Domains

  Addon Domains Parked Domains
Main domain appears in the address bar Yes No
Apache directive used VirtualHost ServerAlias
Separate logs Yes No
Separate stats Yes No
Treated as a subdomain (other than URL) Yes No
Ideal for multiple domains that share the same address No Yes

Additional information about Parked Domains

When you remove a parked domain, any email accounts associated with that domain will no longer appear in the cPanel interface. However, the files for these email accounts will still exist. If you re-add the same parked domain, any email accounts associated with that domain will appear in the cPanel interface.

These email accounts will also appear in the cPanel interface if you change the account’s primary domain name to the unparked domain name. You can perform this action in WHM’s Modify an Account feature. When you perform this action, the former primary domain name’s mailboxes will not appear in the cPanel interface. However, the files will still exist.

Topic revision: r15 - 29 May 2013 - 16:16:51 - Main.StacyWyatt