This article describes how to create a Network Domain in an MCP 2.0 Data Center location. A Network Domain is the building block of the MCP 2.0 Cloud. 


  1. Network Domains are only available in MCP 2.0 Data Center locations. For an overview, see Understanding MCP 1.0 vs. MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations  


  1. From the Landing page, click on the "Add Network/Domain" button located to the upper left side of the screen:

  2. The Create New Network / Network Domain form will be displayed:

  3. Fill out the form by:

    • Choosing the Data Center location from the drop-down menu
      • Note: Network Domains are available in MCP 2.0 Data Center locations only. 
    • Entering the desired name of the Network Domain
      • The name must be between 1 and 75 characters in length
    • Entering an optional description of the Network Domain
      • The description has a maximum length of 255 characters
    • Choosing the Network Domain Type
      • Essentials - Supports Firewall Rules and NAT of Public IP Addresses
      • Advanced - Adds support for Virtual Listeners, SSL Offload and Anti-Affinity Rules
      • Enterprise - Adds support for Detached VLANs and customized Static Routes
        • Note: Detached VLANs are only available with Enterprise Network Domains.
        • Note: Static Routes are visible with any Network Domain, but only Enterprise Network Domains can add, or delete Static Routes. See Introduction to IP Addressing in MCP 2.0
    • Selecting whether or not you want to create a VLAN after the Network Domain has been created by checking or unchecking the box
  4. Once the form has been filled out, click the Deploy button:

  5. The System will display a message indicating that the Network Domain creation has been successful:

  6. The Network Domain will be created in the specified Data Center.

  7. Click on the Data Center to view the available Network Domains: 

    1. For instructions on how to navigate the Network Domain Dashboard, see: Navigating the Network Domain Dashboard in a MCP 2.0 Data Center

    2. If you opted to create a VLAN after the Network Domain was created in Step 4, then the Create a VLAN form will be displayed. See How to Deploy a VLAN on a Network Domain