A parked Internet domain is one which is taken, however it's not connected to any other service - web or email hosting. Essentially, this type of domain name won't open any real content when you type it inside a web browser, but no one can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of getting a domain and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’ll be able to keep it and not worry that someone else could possibly register it meanwhile if, for instance, the site for it is not ready yet. You can create a short-term Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you're working on your website, or forward it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be used 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 such a case, the .net and .org domain addresses can be parked and directed to the .com because you do not need separate websites for them.