A parked domain is one that's taken, but it's not connected to some other service - web or e-mail hosting. To put it differently, this kind of domain address will not open any real content when you type it in a browser, but no one else can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The benefit of obtaining a domain and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not worry that someone else could possibly register it in the meantime if, for instance, the website for it is not ready yet. You are able to create a temporary Under Construction website page for a parked Internet domain while you are working on the web 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 acquire domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In cases like this, the .net and .org domains can be parked and directed to the .com as you don't need individual websites for them.