What is the Difference Between a Parked Domain and a Subdomain

May 21, 2021 / Domain Name

difference between a Parked Domain and a Subdomain

Let’s find out what Parked Domains and Subdomains are by using some examples in this article.

What exactly is a Parked Domain?

In simple words, a Parked domain is a domain name that is purchased but reserved for later use. There may be several reasons for parking the domain.

Such as, to make extra income, to back them up for later use or you haven’t had the opportunity to begin your website yet.

When you create or launch a website, you may need to pay an annual fee to register your domain name. The domain would then be pointed to a website, which would appear when visitors type in the domain name.

A parked domain is a secondary domain that redirects to the user’s main site. The primary website appears when users access the parked domain’s website.

Let’s see an example for a better understanding:

If chef.com is your primary website, chef.net can be purchased and used as a parked domain. When a visitor types chef.net into their browser, they would see the same website similar to if they had typed chef.com.

To put it another way, both primarydomain.com/index.htm and parkeddomain.com/index.htm would lead to the same tab, “index.htm.”

What exactly is a subdomain?

A subdomain is a part of the main domain name that is separate from it. Subdomains are used to organise and access the website’s various pages. On your main domain, you can construct several subdomains or child domains.

Let’s understand in more detail:

Firstly, you should know about the structure of a URL.


This URL covers two parts:

  1. A protocol (https:) is a series of instructions followed by a browser while sending a request to a server.
  2. The main website’s domain, google.com, or URL. A domain is made up of two parts:
  • The.com portion (or another domain extension) is the TLD (top-level domain), and
  • The SLD (second-level domain) is Google, the name that you buy from a domain registrar.

A subdomain covers a second name before the SLD.

For example, if the Google images were hosted on https://images.google.com, the images would be the subdomain.

We hope this article has helped you in understanding parked domains and subdomains in detail. For more information Check out our web hosting plans today.

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