A parked domain name is one that's taken, yet it is not linked to another service - web or e mail hosting. Basically, this type of domain name will not open any actual content if you type it inside a web browser, but no one else can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The benefit of acquiring a domain and parking it afterwards is that you’re able to keep it and not stress that someone else might register it meanwhile if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You can create a temporary Under Construction webpage for a parked Internet domain while you are working on your website, or direct it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The second option can be used 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 this case, the .net and .org domain names can be parked and directed to the .com as you do not need individual sites for them.