I have purchased two domains from one particular registrar and hosting from GoDaddy.
Assume they are domain1.com and domain2.com
Assume my hosting IP address is 188.8.131.52
I added both domain1.com and domain2.com in my domain management control panel in GoDaddy. I got GoDaddy's nameservers and set them for both the domains at my registrar's control panel. So, now, both domains point to same hosting IP.
When I ping "domain1.com" or "domain2.com" the results say -
Pinging domain1.com [184.108.40.206] with 32 bytes of data: Pinging domain2.com [220.127.116.11] with 32 bytes of data:
respectively. So, they both point to the same hosting IP.
BUT, internally, I have configured IIS to point them to different folders so that different websites are shown. (My hosting plan is expensive and I intend to use the space and bandwidth for many websites). But still, technically, all domains point to same IP address.
Is this a bad thing? Is this what is called "domain parking"?
I read some search engine forum posts that two domains pointing to the same IP/Website will be penalised by search engines and stuff.
I have also read that simply "parking" the domains won't attract penality. I don't know whether what I have done is parking or the so called "wrong" thing.
Can someone shed light on what I have done and what I should do? I don't want to be blacklisted by any search engine.
P.S. I know this is not a search engine forum, but I am new to website hosting and domains and I am very weak in nearly all technical terms and concepts relating to web hosting and domains. I thought this will be a good place to understand these things.
Properly Updated: Different Domains, Same Hosting IP, Different IIS Virtual Directory - so different website shown.