There are two services that you need for a functioning web site - a domain name and a hosting plan for it. Whenever you type the Internet domain in your web browser, you see the content that’s uploaded inside the website hosting account, but if that Internet domain is not linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it's parked. Put simply, the domain address is registered and you're its owner, but it does not have any content of its own. As a substitute, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” Internet page from the registrar company, or it can be forwarded to some other URL of your choice. The advantage of parking a domain name is that you can keep it and ensure that no one else will take it. In the meantime, it won't block a slot for a hosted Internet domain in your account. You can also park domains if you have a .com, for example, and you register domain names with other extensions like .net, .org or country-code ones to direct them to the main website so as to protect a brand name.