There are two separate services you need for a functioning website - a domain name and a hosting plan for it. Each time you type the Internet domain in your browser, you see the content that’s uploaded within the web hosting account, but if that domain is not linked to such an account or to an email service, it's parked. Put simply, the domain is registered and you're its owner, but it does not have any content of its own. As a substitute, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” webpage from the registrar company, or it may be directed to any other URL of your choice. The main benefit of parking a domain address is that you can keep it and make certain that no one else is going to take it. At the same time, it won't block a slot for a hosted Internet domain in your account. In addition, you can park domain names if you have a .com, for example, and you register domains with other extensions like .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main site as a way to protect a brand name.