What is the Difference Between a Sub-Domain and an Add-0n Domain

Lets say your domain is mysite.com. You install a Message Board and put in in a directory called mysite.com/board/.
You can turn the directory board into a sub-domain by adding it as a sub-domain from your Control Panel.
Now you can access your Message board as either  mysite.com/board OR board.mysite.com
This costs you nothing and is free.

Parked Domain

You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
mysite.com is the domain of your website and you want to add my-other-site.com.
You want them both to go to the same place. In other words, when someone types either
www.mysite.com or www.my-other-site.com they will go to the same page(s) on your website.
In order to have additional parked domains you need to purchase them from a registry.
Register Parked domains here (open a new account if you don't have one registered)

Add-On Domains

You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
You want the two domains to be totally separate/independent websites.
In order to have additional add-on domains you need to purchase them from a registry.
Register Add-on domains here (open a new account if you don't have one registered)

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