A parked domain name is one that is taken, yet it is not connected to any other service - web or email hosting. Put simply, such a domain name will not open any actual content if you type it within an Internet browser, but no one can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The main advantage of obtaining a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’ll be able to keep it and not worry that somebody else might register it in the meantime if, for instance, the site for it is not ready yet. You can set a temporary Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you are working on your website, or direct it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you acquire domain.net and domain.org, so as to protect a brand name or a trademark. In cases like this, the .net and .org domain names can be parked and forwarded to the .com since you do not need different websites for them.