There are two services that you’ll need for a functioning website - a domain and a web hosting plan for it. Each time you type the Internet domain in your web browser, you see the content that’s uploaded within the hosting account, but if that 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. Rather, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” Internet page from the registrar company, or it may be forwarded to any other URL of your choice. The main advantage of parking a domain address is that you can keep it and ensure that nobody else will take it. In the meantime, it won't take a slot for a hosted domain name in your account. In addition, you can park domains if you have a .com, for instance, and you register domains with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main site as a way to protect a brand name.