What Does It Mean To Park A Domain Name And How To Park It?

how to park a domain

In the previous pos,t I have explained about adding an add-on domain in cPanel and in this post I am going to tell you what is a parked domain and how to park it in cPanel? After publishing my previous post one of my readers inquired me about this topic so I decided to write a post about it. Parking a domain can be done within few minutes.

What Is a Parked Domain?

Do you even have any idea about parking a domain? Do you know what is a parked domain? If you don’t know then I am here to let you know. There are many situations in which we park a domain name.

For example, if you want to start your new website but don’t have the web host for that then you can park that domain to your old domain name. You can also create a temporary page to display to your visitors.

There are many companies which can help you with this problem. The company from which you buy your domain name can point that domain to a temporary page at which they can show some advertisement.

But let me make it clear that you will not earn any penny from that domain. You can earn money from the advertisements you put on your own website.

One of the best situation to park a domain is when you need to show your new domain name instead of your old domain name then you can point that domain to another one.

How To Park A Domain Name In cPanel?

Now you would like to know as how to park a domain? I am here to help you and will show you the procedure in detail. There are some steps to follow going through which you can park a domain name.

Step 1:– First of all as usual, you have to log in into the cPanel of your web host.

Step 2:- We are talking about domains then search for “Domains‘” section and you will see many options in that section. From all those options you have to click at “Parked Domains“.

how to park a domain

Step 3:- A new page will appear in front of you in which you have to fill the name of your domain which you want to park. You will a box to fill under “create a new parked domain“. In this box, you have to fill your new domain name. One thing you must note that you should buy the domain name you are going to park from a well-reputed company. And one more thing to do is to point that domain name to your DNS server.

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After filling the name you just need to click at “add domain” button and you will see a message “The parked domain newdomain.com has successfully created for you” It may take 24 hours to show a parked domain at the web.

Final Words For Parking A Domain Name

Have you tried it before? Did you face any difficulty? Have you ever thought about creating a parked domain? Is it hard to park a domain name? All these questions may come in your mind when you read about a parked domain and

All these questions may come in your mind when you read about a parked domain and how to park a domain? Let me make it clear that if you follow the steps I have mentioned above then you can park a domain name within few minutes.

Many people get confused about this term but I hope you have gotten your answer here. Some may think that how can this is possible. But you must know that WordPress is an amazing platform with various features. You can point an old domain to a new domain easily. If you face any problem then I am here to help.

You can point an old domain to a new domain easily. If you face any problem then I am here to help.

by Ravi Chahar

A blogger, web developer, and designer who intends to guide his readers about WordPress, Blogging, Web Development, Web Design and more. I have expertise in WordPress theme development and customization. I can set up and redesign the Thesis themes. I have been working in this field for years now.

28 comments

  1. Hi Ravi!

    This is such an awesome post. When I first started blogging on self-host, I had no clue what a Parked Domain was nor why I had to use one. You’re tutorial makes is so easy for even a novice to park a domain. Definitely passing this along.

    Have a great weekend!

    B

    1. Hey Brenda,

      Thanks for appreciating.
      You know most of newbies don’t know about parking a domain name. Bloggers try hard to know more and more about WordPress. WordPress is an amazing platform to use. If you want to park a domain its like pointing a domain to any other domain.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a nice week ahead.
      ~RAvi

  2. Hi Ravi

    Strange thing is that I never knew what a Parked Domain is till today. I have always thought that it was a strange concept.

    Thanks for sharing. Take Care

    1. Hi Ikechi,

      You are not the only one. I have noticed many other bloggers who don’t know what is a parked domain. Parking a domain has many phases to go through. There is not much difficult to park a domain name. Many situations are there in which you need to park a domain name. One of the main is when you want to show a new domain name to your readers instead of old one.
      Thanks for your valuable thoughts.
      Have a great day.
      ~Ravi

  3. Hi Ravi,
    After a long time you shared this awesome helpful guide ! actually yes we should all need to know about domain parking . apart from blogging we can also earn money using domain parking and here you have shared a great and helpful all detailed guide about it.

    Thanks for Share 🙂

    1. Hey Sanu,

      You are right you can earn some money through a parked domain. But the point is are you magnetized enough to attract your readers towards a parked domain? If you are using your old website then its a different issue otherwise it would be hard to make some money.
      I am glad that I could help you with this topic.
      Thanks for your input.
      Have a rocking day.
      ~Ravi

    1. Hello Mohit,

      Why thanks? You are the one who gave me the idea about writing a post on this topic. Though I was not sure about writing the post on parking a domain but still managed to do that so that you and all other readers can know more about it. There are m,any other people who don’t have any idea about a parked domain. I am sure it would be easy for them to understand it.
      Enjoy your day.
      ~Ravi

        1. Hello Mohit,

          Its good to know that you can get it easily. There are many technical things in WordPress. Parking a Domain is a task which can be completed by following some simple steps explained above. You will learn more about WordPress and it’s technical things.
          Thanks for stopping by.
          Enjoy your day.
          ~Ravi

  4. Hi Ravi,

    I remember the good old days when everything was new and utterly confusing 🙂 Then, I actually searched for such topics and sadly, never got a single one/clue!

    Thanks for the work you’re doing for newbies who are coming after us…blogging has been simplified by efforts of awesome bloggers like you. Keep it up.

    Before I signout however, won’t it be a great idea if you show your readers how to monetize the parked domains? That way, they get to actually benefit from the process.

    What do you think?

    Enjoy the weekend.

    Always,
    Akaahan Terungwa

    1. Hey Akaahan,

      I agree with you. When people enter in the field of blogging they seek for easy tutorials which are hard to find. I too have faced many problems in my starting days. As you have mentioned that there was nothing we could get from anywhere.
      But now a days its easy to get access to anything. Newbies can get information they want. I am glad that you liked this post. For sure I will try to let newbies know about monetizing a parked domain. Thanks for giving an idea.
      Happy to hear from you.
      Have a great week ahead.:)
      ~Ravi

  5. Hey Ravi,

    You have answered a long standing question I had. Apparently I am using my secondary domain name because my primary one is parked. I did not know what this meant up until I read this post.

    I have just left it because I don’t need another and don’t know what it would mean to me to have the other one floating. So I just left it.

    Thanks for this post, it certainly cleared up a question I did not know how to ask.

    Rachel.

    1. Hello Rachel,

      While working in the field of blogging, many ups and downs come. We need to learn more and more. Sometimes we can’t able to do even simple tasks. But you know asking for help from your friends isn’t odd. You will find many people in this blogosphere but there are few who know the value of human bonds.
      Interaction with others matters a lot. I am glad to know that I could help you with this topic.
      Thanks for being here.
      Enjoy your rest of the week.:)
      ~Ravi

  6. Hey Ravi,
    Great article on Parked domains.
    But, in my opinion, we can earn money by parking domains as well, right?
    There is a website called Sedo where you can add your unused domains and park it and you can make some revenue off it.
    I don’t know for sure because I never used it, but I read about it a long time ago.
    What do you think about it? Is it true?

    1. Hey Arbaz,

      First of all I would like to welcome you here.:)

      You heard it right. There are many websites that provide you the freedom to park your domain. They put some ads, and you can earn from them. There is always not a good thing related to a parked domain. You know, its hard to attract visitors at your domain. Without traffic, you can’t earn even a single penny. So you can imagine that parking your domain at any other website can’t produce your revenue. Its better to use it for your purpose.
      Thanks for your visit,
      Have a rocking day.
      ~Ravi

    1. Hey Chandan,

      Welcome to my blog.:)
      I am happy to know that you found it useful and easy to understand. Parking a domain name is not that much common among bloggers. Most of the bloggers leave their extra domain name without use. They don’t even try to use it any other way. There are many websites that provide a facility of domain parking. But the main thing is that newbies should know about parking a domain.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Enjoy your day.
      ~Ravi

    1. Hey Theodore,

      I agree with you. There are many newbies who don’t even know about domain parking. Many are there, who don’t have an idea about putting an extra domain at their web host. Sometimes bloggers buy new domain but don’t use it, so it is better to park that domain.
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Enjoy your day.
      ~Ravi

  7. Hi Ravi,

    Thank you so much Ravi for this awesome tutorial on how to park a domain name. I must confess, i have not known anything about this before now.

    I just published a post on my blog that will be of great help to you and your readers, it is titled: Tips for writing a blog post for your target audience.

    1. Hi Emebu,

      It is always good to hear something positive about my posts. Parking a domain is an interesting task to do. Though most of the bloggers don’t know about it but still people should try it.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Have a lovely day.
      ~Ravi

  8. Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for sharing another astounding post about park domain. Indeed this tutorial post is very constructive for parking a domain name. Your step by step guidance make it easy for bloggers to go through.
    Thanks for fantastic share once again 🙂

    1. Hello Mairaj,

      Why Thanks?
      I have just tried to make it simple to understand. There are many newbies are trying to learn. But the problem is with the content. They don’t find posts that are easy to understand. I am sure it will help some newbies.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Have a lovely week ahead.
      ~Ravi

  9. Hi, Ravi,

    Wow, you are covering topics that are rarely discussed, and I for one and glad to see it. A lot of folks starting out need this information.

    Thanks for sharing, and I will definitely be Spreading the word…

    Have a blessed evening.
    Talk to you soon.
    Carol Amato

    1. Hey Carol,

      There are many topic which are important to discuss. Newbies don’t know about these things which are helpful for their blogging career. I hope it may help them in parking a domain name. Many bloggers buy more than one domain but keep them for no use. It is better to park that domain.
      Newbies should know about domain parking and many other things related to WordPress.
      Thanks for spreading the love.
      Have a lovely week ahead.
      ~Ravi

  10. Hi Ravi,

    Informative post, indeed! 🙂

    Well, I often hear about the park a domain, but I don’t really understand it. But, I do plan to use it for some reason someday, I just don’t know when I will use it.

    Glad to know about it here. Thanks for this tutorial, Ravi.
    Thanks for contributing in my learning curve as well.

    Do have an awesome week ahead!

    ~Nanda
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    1. Hey Nanda,

      It’s good to hear from you.
      You are right, most of the time we don’t don’t when to take a decision? Parking a domain isn’t an everyday thing. There are many bloggers in the blogosphere, but few are there, who are using this stuff.
      Be free to use it when you have an extra domain or you want to point an old domain to the new one.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great day.
      ~Ravi

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