Your website is your home on the internet, and your domain name is your address. Creating a Domain Alias is like giving people other ways to get to your address.
Read further to learn more about Domain Aliases and how to create one in your cPanel.
|Note: This guide is only applicable to users who have web hosting plans with Vodien. If your website is hosted elsewhere, you will need to contact your web hosting provider to create a Domain Alias.|
What Is a Domain Alias
A Domain Alias, previously known as Parked Domain, is a domain that does not have its own website but routes to an active website that is connected to your main domain name.
For example, you have a website that’s connected to mymaindomain.com, and you also own mydomainname.net and mydomainname.org; which do no have active websites. You can redirect the extra domains to your main domain’s website with the Domain Alias feature in your cPanel. By doing this, you redirected all the traffic to your main domain’s website while only maintaining one website.
Other uses for a Domain Alias include:
- Securing your brand
By registering your brand’s domain name in different TLDs, you are reserving the right to own all of them so no other person or entity can own it, protecting you from fraudulent activities.
- Localising your brand
You can have mydomainname.com.au, mydomainname.sg, mydomainname.uk, and so on, to target different locales without having to build different websites for each.
- Maximising website traffic
If typos are a common issue for your main domain, you can register the typo versions and even shortened versions of your domain to route all the traffic back to your main domain’s website. A good example is facebook.com, where both facebok.com (a common typo) and fb.com (its shortened version) route back to the same website.
How to Create a Domain Alias
Follow the steps below to create a Domain Alias via Vodien cPanel:
- Log in to the cPanel using this link format: http://yourdomain.com/cpanel/
(Replace yourdomain.com with the Main Domain Name connected to your hosting.)
- Scroll down to the Domains panel and click on the Aliases icon.
- Enter the domain name that you wish to use under the Create a New Alias field.
- Click on the Add Domain button.
A confirmation message will appear after successfully creating your Domain Alias. Once done, you will need to make sure that the domain used for your Domain Alias is using the following Name Servers for Vodien:
If the domain is registered with us, you can change your Name Servers using this guide. If the domain is registered elsewhere, please contact your domain Register to make the necessary changes.
Read our Website Redirect guide to learn more ways of redirecting website traffic.