Stopping a domain or server shuts down its domain administration server (DAS). When stopping a domain, the DAS stops accepting new connections and then waits for all outstanding connections to complete. This shutdown process takes a few seconds. While the domain is stopped, the Administration Console and most of the asadmin subcommands cannot be used. This subcommand is particularly useful in stopping a runaway server. For more controlled situations, you can use the restart-domain(1) subcommand.
If necessary, notify users that you are going to stop the domain.
Stop the domain by using the stop-domain(1) subcommand.
This example stops domain1 in the default directory, where domain1 is the only domain present in the directory.
asadmin> stop-domain Waiting for the domain to stop ........... Command stop-domain executed successfully.
You can also view the full syntax and options of the subcommand by typing asadmin help stop-domain at the command line.