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Parked (Alias) vs Additional domain (Website)

Parked domains (Aliases)

Parked domains can be associated with their own DNS and e-mail services and cannot have a unique website. Instead, it can only act as an alias to the website hosted on the primary domain on that hosting account, like the main website alias.

They are used for:

  • DNS service for any domain;
  • Mail service for any domain;
  • reserving the domain name for future development;
  • to have more than one domain that would lead to your primary domain;
  • to protect against common misspellings of your domain name that you have registered.

Additional domains (Websites)

In addition to all features contained in a Parked domain, Additional domain points to its own folder within public_html and appears as a separate/different website from the site hosted on your primary domain, like additional primary domain. In order to have an alias to an Additional domain, you cannot use Parked domain but you have to use another Additional domain with special setup (see instructions below). This allows you to have separate websites on your account (check your web package for the number of additional domains that you can host).

It is used for:

  • all the reasons stated above for Parked domain;
  • creating website with unique content.

Small table below depicts basic differences between Parked and Addon domains in terms of services and connected data.

Services DNS E-mail Website
Additional domain Own Own Own/Alias
Parked domain Own Own Alias

Follow instructions below in order to Add Additional or Parked domain to your service.

I have a domain registered at Svenska Domäner Stockholm

Q1: How to add a domain as an additional domain (website)?

Before you can add a domain as additional to the service make sure you have a service that supports additional domains.

Check which Multidomain packages support additional domains.

What to do?

Follow steps below to add a domain as an additional domain.

If you are already in the Control Panel of the service navigate to Addon domains page. Otherwise

  1. Navigate to domain's main page.
  2. Scroll down to Connected service section.
  3. Click on add domain as an additional domain (website) link. Addon domains page opens.
  4. Enter domain name, subdomain name, and directory.
    Note that if you are adding addon domain as an alias to another addon domain, make sure that directory name is the same as of that other additional domain.
  5. Click Add button.
    If there is already such domain deployed within Svenska Domäner Stockholm hosting platform it will report an error. If this domain is your domain, contact support to help you with proceeding with an addition of given domain.
  6. After you have successfully added the domain as an addon domain, a message with link shows that allows you to go back to the domain's main page in order to check if there is DNS issue with given domain.

Watch video below to see above workflow:

Q2: How to add a domain as a parked domain (alias)?

Before you can add a domain as parked to the service make sure you have a service that supports parked domains.

Check which Multidomain packages support parked domains.

What to do?

Follow steps below to add a domain as parked domain.

If you are already in the Control Panel of the service navigate to Aliases page. Otherwise

  1. Navigate to domain's main page.
  2. Scroll down to Connected service section.
  3. Click on add domain as parked domain (alias) link. Aliases page opens.
  4. Enter domain name. Click Add button.
    If there is already such domain deployed within Svenska Domäner Stockholm hosting platform it will report an error. If this domain is your domain, contact support to help you with proceeding with an addition of given domain.
  5. After you have successfully added the domain as parked domain, a message with link shows that allows you to go back to the domain's main page in order to check if there is DNS issue with given domain.

Watch video below to see above workflow:

I have a domain registered elsewhere

Q3: How to add a domain as an additional domain (website)?

Before you can add a domain as additional to the service make sure you have a service that supports additional domains.

Check which Multidomain packages support additional domains.

What to do?

Follow steps below to add a domain as an additional domain.

If you are already in the Control Panel of the service navigate to Addon domains page. Otherwise

  1. Navigate to service's main page.
  2. Scroll down to Deployed domains section.
  3. Click on add domain as an additional domain (website) link. Addon domains page opens.
  4. Enter domain name, subdomain name, and directory.
    Note that if you are adding addon domain as an alias to another addon domain, make sure that directory name is the same as of that other additional domain.
  5. Click Add button.
    If there is already such domain deployed within Svenska Domäner Stockholm hosting platform it will report an error. If this domain is your domain, contact support to help you with proceeding with an addition of given domain.
  6. After you have successfully added the domain as an addon domain, a message with link shows that allows you to go back to the service's main page in order to check if there is DNS issue with given domain.

Watch video below to see above workflow:

Q4: How to add a domain as a parked domain (alias)?

Before you can add a domain as parked to the service make sure you have a service that supports parked domains.

Check which Multidomain packages support parked domains.

What to do?

Follow steps below to add a domain as parked domain.

If you are already in the Control Panel of the service navigate to Aliases page. Otherwise

  1. Navigate to service's main page.
  2. Scroll down to Deployed domains section.
  3. Click on add domain as parked domain (alias) link. Aliases page opens.
  4. Enter domain name. Click Add button.
    If there is already such domain deployed within Svenska Domäner Stockholm hosting platform it will report an error. If this domain is your domain, contact support to help you with proceeding with an addition of given domain.
  5. After you have successfully added the domain as parked domain, a message with link shows that allows you to go back to the domain's main page in order to check if there is DNS issue with given domain.

Watch video below to see above workflow:

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