A parked domain name is one that is taken, however it's not linked to some other service - web or e mail hosting. Put simply, this kind of domain name won't load any actual content when you type it within a browser, but no one can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The benefit of getting a domain and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not stress that someone else might register it in the meantime if, for example, the site for it is not ready yet. You may create a short-term Under Construction website page for a parked Internet domain while you are working on the site, or forward it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed if you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you get domain.net and domain.org, so as to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this case, the .net and .org domain names can be parked and directed to the .com as you do not need separate sites for them.