There are two separate services you'll need for a working website - a domain plus a web hosting plan for it. Whenever you type the domain in your browser, you see the content that is uploaded inside the web hosting account, but if that domain name is not linked to such an account or to an email service, it's parked. Put simply, the Internet domain is registered and you are its owner, but it lacks content of its own. Instead, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” Internet page from the registrar company, or it can be forwarded to any other URL of your choice. The advantage of parking a domain name is that you can keep it and make sure that nobody else is going to take it. At the same time, it won't take a slot for a hosted domain in your account. You could also park domain names if you have a .com, for example, and you register domain addresses with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to direct them to the main web site so as to protect a brand name.
Parked Domains in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, you're going to be able to park any of your domains effortlessly. The function is available for the domain names registered with our company, and not for the ones which are only hosted here and pointed from another company, since a domain can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager tool will permit you to choose from a variety of templates and you will be able to add custom text to each of them. Forwarding a domain address to an alternative URL is as easy as only typing the Internet address and saving it. If you would like to host any of your parked domain addresses, it takes simply a mouse click to do it and our system will do the rest - changing the name servers, setting up a domain folder in your account, setting up the required DNS records, etc. For easier management, you will be able to filter the domain names registered inside the account by their status - parked or hosted.