Domain aliases are domains that you own, but which do not contain any content. Instead, they point to the contents of another domain or subdomain on your account.

Ordering an alias domain

Alias domains can be ordered via My Zone.  Under the Webhosting menu choose Webserver and then click on Order alias.

Additional information!

The domain alias will be added automatically. If your domain is registered via Zone and is using our nameservers then the A-record will be pointed to the correct IP-address.

The domain owner will be verified while adding an alias, this eliminates the possibility of maliciously redirecting someone else’s domain.

Viewing existing aliases

You can view active aliases via Webhosting and then the Server dashboard. Active aliases are shown under Alias domains.

You can see the name of the alias domain as well as the destination host. Should you wish to delete the alias, simply click on the red X button.

Main domain

The main domain is a virtual server that is hosted by a paid service package. Added alias domains are free of charge. There is no limit on the number of added aliases.


Technically, the Alias is added as a directive to the ServerAlias of the Apache web server. When the client makes a request for an alias domain, the same domain will remain visible in the address bar of the browser and no automatic redirection will be performed on the server side. However, if the redirection to the main domain does occur, it will be done by the application (e.g. WordPress) itself.

SSL certificate

If a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate is in use on the main domain, all alias domains are automatically added to the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) list (this only happens if the alias is actually pointed to the server and the server can prove the right to use the alias domain name).


If an alias domain exists, all email addresses are automatically directed to the main domain. For example, if there is an address, emails sent to will reach both mailboxes.

You are allowed to send emails from address via webmail and smtp


DKIM will not be added to e-mails sent from alias domain addresses.

Displaying different content on alias domains

By default, alias domains always display the contents of the main domain. If you want to display different content on, there are two options:

a) Adding an alias to a subdomain
This is technically the easiest way. For example, you have a subdomain, you can add the alias to that subdomain and it will display the contents of the subdomain (e.g. WordPress). Emails are redirected to the mailboxes of the main domain.

b) Direct .htaccess queries to various scripts.
This option requires technical skills. Examples of .htaccess rewrite rules.


Should you wish to redirect all domains to the main domain, you should make an .htaccess file with commands to redirect the connection request to the main domain (if the request is not for the main domain).


RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ [NC]
RewriteRule .*{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

Redirection is easier by using the URL-records.

Updated on 24. May 2024

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