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cPanel & WHM allows you to deny cPanel users the ability to create certain domains or use certain top-level domains (TLDs). This feature is useful, for example, to deny cPanel users the ability to park a well-known domain (such as
google.com) on top of a domain.
Add to the list of user-denied domains
To add to the list of domains that cPanel & WHM does not allow users to create, perform the following steps:
From the command line, run the following command to view the default list of domains that cPanel & WHM does not allow users to create.
If the file contains a large number of entries, run the
grep 'example.com' /usr/local/cpanel/etc/commondomainscommand to determine whether the
example.comdomain exists in the list.
Warning title Warning:
Do not edit this file directly. System updates overwrite any changes to this file. Instead, follow the next step to create a new file.
- With a text editor, add the domains and TLDs that you do not want to allow users to create to the
Add each domain or TLD on a separate line, and do not prepend or append a dot to the domains. For example:
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a.com b.com c.com .cat .ninja
Only add domain names and TLDs to this file (for example,
example.com). When you list a domain name, cPanel & WHM will automatically prevent the creation of subdomains for that domain or domains under a TLD. For example, if you list the
example.comdomain, users also cannot create the
- In the Domains section of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings), set the Prevent cPanel users from creating specific domains setting to On.