A parked Internet domain is one which is taken, yet it is not linked to some other service - web or e-mail hosting. In other words, this kind of domain won't load any real content in case you type it in a web browser, but no one can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of acquiring 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 website for it is not ready yet. You can create a short-term Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you're working on your site, or forward it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The second option can be used when you have already registered domain.com, for instance, and you acquire domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this situation, the .net and .org domains can be parked and forwarded to the .com because you don't need individual sites for them.