A parked Internet domain is one which is taken, however it's not connected to any 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 an Internet browser, but nobody else can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The benefit of obtaining a domain name and parking it afterwards is that you’re able to keep it and not worry that somebody else might register it in the meantime if, for instance, the website for it is not ready yet. You can set a short-term Under Construction page for a parked domain address while you are working on the website, or forward it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The second option can be employed when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you get 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 because you don't need individual sites for them.