A parked Internet domain is one that's taken, yet it is not connected to another service - web or e mail hosting. To put it differently, this type of domain address will not load any actual content in case you type it inside a web browser, but no one can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of getting a domain and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’re able to keep it and not stress that someone else might register it meanwhile if, for instance, the site for it is not ready yet. You may create a short-term Under Construction page for a parked domain name while you are working on the site, or direct it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The second option can be used if you have already registered domain.com, for instance, and you acquire domain.net and domain.org, so as to protect a brand name or a trademark. In such a case, the .net and .org domain addresses can be parked and directed to the .com since you don't need individual websites for them.