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    Please explain this statement?

    How do you read this statement?

    "There will be no cost for a domain alias as long as the domain is aliasing a domain that is within the hosting account."

    For example, if there is hosted domain name "primarydomain.com" under your account. You want to set up the domain "aliasdomain.com" to alias the domain "primarydomain.com", would you expect to pay for adding the domain name?

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    To me, it reads like this: "you can host extra domains for no cost, but they all have to have the same content".

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    Quote Originally Posted by HostingBig View Post
    hosting no
    registering yes
    Domain already registered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaggle View Post
    To me, it reads like this: "you can host extra domains for no cost, but they all have to have the same content".
    Yep; same DNS too.

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    "There will be no cost for a domain alias as long as the domain is aliasing a domain that is within the hosting account."

    As I can understand that statement means:
    No additional cost to add another domain (to be added as a domain alias), as long as the domain alias and the primary domain is under the same hosting account (same web contents, same DNS).
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    To provide some background, the "aliasdomain.com" and "primarydomain.com" will be serving up the same web site and dns records. As a domain alias, email address defined in "primarydomain.com" such as "[email protected]" will automatcially work for "[email protected]" without the need to create an email forwarder.

    Am I understanding what a domain alias is correctly?

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    I'm not quite sure about that email address/account alias.
    So far, I only know that the domain alias works just like that - 2 different domains but will go/open the same web site contents, but I don't know if it'll be the same for email accounts.
    Maybe others can confirm and explain this?
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    I spoke to a rep from the host company, not a tech, which explained to me that they are use a script to do the aliasing. I have yet to confirm this from a tech or sys admin from the company, but that tells me that it's not being set up as an alias.

    On the same topic of aliases: Let's say I wanted to create brand1.primarydomain.com, brand2.primarydomain.com and brand3.primarydomain.com as domain aliases to primarydomain.com. What would I have to do on the hosting side? To my understanding, I would need to create the following:

    Code:
    brand1.primarydomain.com CNAME primarydomain.com
    brand2.primarydomain.com CNAME primarydomain.com
    brand3.primarydomain.com CNAME primarydomain.com
    OR as an A Record:

    Code:
    primarydomain.com A 123.123.123.123
    brand1.primarydomain.com A primarydomain.com
    brand2.primarydomain.com A primarydomain.com
    brand3.primarydomain.com A primarydomain.com
    On the web server, say IIS, I would right click on "primarydomain.com" and add the three sub-domains as aliases. Is my understanding correct?

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