Park a Domain
Valid for versions 90 through the latest version
Last modified: July 28, 2022
A parked domain (or aliases (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Aliases) in the cPanel interface) is a secondary domain that points to the user’s primary domain. If users visit the parked domain’s website, the primary website appears.
cpanel.com is a parked domain that points to
http://www.cpanel.net/. When you access
http://www.cpanel.net website appears.
- You must register a parked domain name before visitors can access it.
- If your registered domain’s DNS zone records are incorrect, you may receive the following error: Could not determine the nameserver IP addresses for “subdomain.example.com”. Please make sure that the domain is registered with a valid domain registrar. You will also be unable to add the domain. Use WHM’s DNS Zone Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> DNS Zone Manager) to check your DNS zone records and correct any errors.
Create a parked domain
To add a parked domain, perform the following steps:
- In the Domain to park text box, enter the domain name that you wish to park.
- Select the domain that you wish to park on top of from the Domain to park on top of menu.
- Click Park.
When you create an addon domain, parked domain, subdomain, or main domain, the system will attempt to automatically secure that domain with the best-available existing certificate. If no certificate exists, the system will generation a self-signed certificate to secure the new domain.
If AutoSSL is enabled for the account that owns the new domain, the system will submit a request for an AutoSSL certificate. The system will install the certificate when it is available.
Disallow parked domains on a domain
If you do not want users to park domains on a specific protected domain, add the domain to the following file: