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How to set up Domain Name Parking in Plesk

A Parked Domain, also commonly called an Alias, is NOT another website. Instead, it is a domain name (e.g., mydomain1.com) that points to another domain name of your choice (e.g., mydomain2.com), so that when a person tries to access mydomain1.com, it automatically loads the website for mydomain2.com. Domain name parking is commonly used when:

  • You have no website for your new domain name, or do not wish to create one for the time being.
  • You have other domains that need to be directed to your primary domain.
  • Your primary domain name is commonly misspelled.

However, like every domain name, a Parked Domain must be registered, and configured to point to your Name Servers before it can be usable. If you are using Crazy Domains Windows Hosting, the Name Servers for your Parked Domain should be set to the following records:

  • ns1.syrahost.com
  • ns2.syrahost.com

Domain Name Parking in Plesk

There are two ways you can park your domain name in Plesk. You can do this via Add Domain or via Add Domain Alias. Instructions for both can be found below:

How to Park Domain via Add Domain
Use these steps to quickly add a new domain name into your Plesk panel:

  1. Click Sign Up / Log In at the top of this page.
  2. Select Hosting Manager from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your username and password, then click Log In.
  4. Click Websites & Domains from the left-side menu.
  5. Click on the Add Domain button at the top of the page.
  6. In the field after www., enter the Domain name you want to park, e.g., mydomain.com
    This is the domain name that does not have a website or whose website you do not want to show at the moment.
  7. In the Hosting type drop-down list, select No Hosting. Below is a description of the options found here, for your reference:

  8. Click OK to save.

Note: Parking the domain via Add Domain using the No Hosting option will switch-off your website service but leave your email services working. If you want to park your domain and route it to your primary domain's website, use the steps for Add Domain Alias below.

How to Park Domain via Add Domain Alias
Use these steps to route your primary domain, or any other registered domain in your Plesk, to any domain name that is registered with us or with another provider:

  1. Click Sign Up / Log In at the top of this page.
  2. Select Hosting Manager from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your username and password, then click Log In.
  4. Click Websites & Domains from the left-side menu.
  5. Click on the Add Domain Alias button at the top of the page.
  6. In the Domain alias name field after www., enter your primary domain or the Domain name of the website that you wish to appear for your Parked Domain, e.g., mydomain.com
  7. From the for the domain drop-down list, select the Domain Name that you wish to park from the list of available domains you have in your Plesk. This domain will be redirected to the primary domain entered above.
  8. Tick/un-tick the box beside the option you want to enable/disable. Below is a description of each option:
    Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain Enable this if you want your Parked Domain's DNS zone to sync with the primary domain's DNS.
    Mail service Enable this if you want all mail sent to mail@parkeddomain.com to be available at mail@primarydomain.com. Otherwise, your Parked Domain's email service will not function and no mail will be received.
    Web service Enable this if you want your primary domain's website to appear with the Parked Domain's URL showing in the browser.
    Redirect with the HTTP 301 code Enable this if you want your primary domain's URL to show in the browser once a visitor enter's the Parked Domain's URL. In this way, search engines will only rank the primary domain, avoiding issues with the indexing of website content.
  9. Click OK to save.

Congratulations! You've just set up Domain Name Parking in Plesk.

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