A parked domain address is one that's taken, yet it is not linked to another service - web or e-mail hosting. Put simply, this kind of domain name won't load any real content when you type it inside a web browser, but no one can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The best thing about acquiring a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you can keep it and not stress that somebody else may register it in the meantime if, for example, the site for it is not ready yet. You are able to set a temporary Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you're working on the website, or direct 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 get domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In cases like this, the .net and .org domain addresses can be parked and forwarded to the .com because you do not need different websites for them.