A parked domain name is one that is taken, but it's not linked to any other service - web or e mail hosting. Essentially, such a domain name won't open any actual content in case you type it in an Internet browser, but nobody else can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The main advantage of acquiring a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not worry that somebody else may register it in the meantime if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You may set a short-term Under Construction webpage for a parked Internet domain while you are working on your web site, or direct it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The second option can be used when you have already registered domain.com, for instance, and you obtain domain.net and domain.org, so that you can protect a brand name or a trademark. In such a case, the .net and .org domains can be parked and forwarded to the .com as you don't need individual sites for them.