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 address won't load any real content in case you type it within a web browser, but nobody else can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of obtaining a domain and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not worry that someone else may register it in the meantime if, for instance, the site for it is not ready yet. You may set a short-term Under Construction webpage for a parked domain name while you're working on your web site, or direct it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The second option can be employed 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 domain names can be parked and forwarded to the .com since you don't need individual sites for them.