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.
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:
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.