What is the difference between a parked and add-on domain?

Updated 10 months ago by Karolina Kapusta

Parked Domains

A parked domain is a domain alias that points to your main website. 

For example, let's say your main domain is example.com and you created a website for it. However, you also register the domain example.net but don't want to build another brand-new website. What you can do is use example.net as a parked domain, or alias, for example.com. When visitors type in example.net, they will see the same website as example.com.

Parked domains are free to use, however, you will have to own both domains. 

Add-On Domains

An add-on domain is a fully functional domain that can be added within your control panel. This means you can host a completely separate website from your main domain but control it from the same control panel.

For example, if example.com is your main domain and you wish to host example.ca, you can use example.ca as an add-on domain within your current hosting plan and control panel. 

In Conclusion

In conclusion, a parked domain is simply a different URL for your main domain, whereas an add-on domain is an additional domain you can host within your control panel. Find out more about add-on domains here.

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