There are two services that you’ll need for a working website - a domain plus a hosting plan for it. When you type the domain address in your Internet browser, you see the content that’s uploaded within the web 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 is registered and you are its owner, but it doesn't have any content of its own. Instead, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” Internet page from the registrar company, or it could be forwarded to some other URL of your choice. The advantage of parking a domain name is that you can keep it and make certain that nobody else is going to take it. At the same time, it will not occupy a slot for a hosted Internet domain within your account. You could also park domains if you have a .com, for instance, and you register domain names with other extensions like .net, .org or country-code ones to direct them to the main web site as a way to protect a brand name.