There are two separate services that you’ll need for a functioning site - a domain name and a hosting plan for it. When you type the domain name in your Internet browser, you see the content that’s uploaded within the web hosting account, but if that domain address is not linked to such an account or to an email service, it's parked. To put it differently, the domain address is registered and you're its owner, but it lacks content of its own. Instead, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” page from the registrar company, or it may be forwarded to some other URL of your choice. The advantage of parking a domain is that you can keep it and be sure that nobody else will take it. At the same time, it's not going to take a slot for a hosted domain in your account. You may also park domain names if you have a .com, for instance, and you register domain addresses with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to direct them to the main site so as to protect a brand name.
Parked Domains in Shared Website Hosting
When you have a Linux shared website hosting packages from our company, you'll be able to park any of your domains effortlessly. The feature is available for the domain names registered with us, and not for the ones which are only hosted here and directed from some other company, as a domain address can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager instrument will allow you to choose from a number of different templates and you will be able to include custom text to each of them. Forwarding a domain name to an alternative URL is as easy as only typing the Internet address and saving it. If you want to host any of your parked domains, it takes just a click to do it and our system is going to do the rest - changing the name servers, creating a domain folder in your account, setting up the necessary DNS records, etc. For simpler management, you're going to be able to filter the domains registered in the account by their status - parked or hosted.