A parked domain is one which is taken, yet it is not linked to another service - web or e mail hosting. Basically, this kind of domain address will not open any actual content in case you type it within an Internet browser, but nobody can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The benefit of acquiring a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you will be able to keep it and not worry that somebody else may register it meanwhile if, for instance, the website for it is not ready yet. You can create a short-term Under Construction webpage for a parked Internet domain while you're working on your web site, or direct it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed if you have already registered domain.com, for example, 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 domain names can be parked and forwarded to the .com as you don't need separate sites for them.