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Parked Domains vs. Addon Domains


Here is a brief explanation of the difference between a parked domain and an add-on domain

Addon Domains

An Addon Domain is a domain name which points to its own folder within public_html and appears as a separate website from your primary domain.

  • This allows you to have two separate Web sites on your account. You can have a and then a as an add-on domain. The would be a completely separate Web site and visitors would not know that it is part of your account.

Parked Domains

A Parked Domain is a domain name that points to your main Web site on your account

  • For example, if is your main Web site, you can purchase the and assign it as a parked domain so that if a visitor were to type they would see the same Web site as if they had typed

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