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Prevent Unparked Domains Resolving on Dedicated IP

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Craig., Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Craig.

    Craig. Registered

    Mar 7, 2018
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    I've seen a couple similar threads but couldn't find a solid resolution to what I'm experiencing

    If I set up an account in WHM "" and give it the dedicated IP ""

    Then, I point an A record on "" to

    I can see the website content on and on

    This is all fine and as expected, however...

    If I then register the domain "" and point an A record to

    I can then access the whole website from

    How can I prevent an unrelated third party domain from resolving the website on a dedicated IP?

    I need the solution to be server wide, there must be a way to switch this behaviour off and only resolve domains that have been added in to cPanel/WHM

    #1 Craig., Mar 7, 2018
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  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hi Craig,

    Here are a few third-party URLs you may find helpful:

    Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP
    How do I configure my Apache web server to respond only to requests made to it's domain name and not the IP address?
    How should I block unwanted domain names?

    Generally, the easiest approach to prevent this from happening is to setup a default VirtualHost entry for the dedicated IP address, but note this will prevent direct access to the website over the IP address.

    Thank you.

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