A parked domain name is one that's taken, but it is not linked to some other service - web or e-mail hosting. In other words, such a domain address won't load any real content when you type it in an Internet browser, but no one can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The main advantage of getting a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not stress that somebody else may register it in the meantime if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You may create a temporary Under Construction page for a parked domain name while you are working on your website, or direct it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed when you have already registered domain.com, for instance, and you obtain domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In such a case, the .net and .org domain names can be parked and directed to the .com because you do not need individual sites for them.