A parked domain address is one that's taken, yet it is not associated with another service - web or e-mail hosting. Essentially, this kind of domain will not open any real content when you type it in a browser, but no one can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of getting a domain and parking it afterwards is that you can keep it and not worry that someone else might register it in the meantime if, for example, the site for it is not ready yet. You can create a temporary Under Construction website page for a parked Internet domain while you are working on the web site, or forward it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be used when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you get domain.net and domain.org, so as 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 since you do not need separate websites for them.