What is a alias domain or addon domain?


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Added: 08.07.2005 19:48:11     Last updated: 19.09.2007 15:30:48

A web hosting has from the begining only one domain, called the main domain. The purpose of an alias domain is to show the same content as the main domain. The alias domain points to the same foder as the main domain. You will also be able to create email addresses the same way as for the main domain.

The purpose of the addon domain is to not show the same content as the main domain. The addon domain points to a seperate folder within the web hosting. You will also be able to create email addresses the same way as for the main domain.

Prices for alias- and addon domains can be found here.

Example for alias domain:
You purchase web hosting with the main domain yourdomain.net. You also want yourdomain.org to show the same website and order yourdomain.org as an alias domain. In addiditon to yourdomain.net and yourdomain.org is showing the same websites, you can create email addresses on both domains (for example name@yourdomain.net and name@yourdomain.org). When visiting yourdomain.org the address bar will show this domain but the content of yourdomain.net.

Example for addon domain:
You purchase web hosting with the main domain yourdomain.net. You also want yourdomain.com to use the same web hosting, but display a different content than the main domain. You therefore order differentcomain.com as addon domain. The two domains will work as two seperately websites. You can also create email addresses on both domains (for example name@yourdomain.net and name@differentdomain.com).