A parked domain address is one that's taken, yet it is not connected to some other service - web or email hosting. In other words, this type of domain name won't load any real content if you type it within an Internet browser, but nobody else can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The main advantage of obtaining a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not worry that someone else could possibly register it meanwhile if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You may set a temporary Under Construction website page for a parked Internet domain while you're working on your website, or forward it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you obtain domain.net and domain.org, so as to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this case, the .net and .org domain names can be parked and forwarded to the .com as you don't need separate websites for them.