A parked Internet domain is one which is taken, but it is not linked to some other service - web or e mail hosting. Essentially, this type of domain won't open any real content if you type it inside a web browser, but nobody else can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The benefit of obtaining a domain and parking it afterwards is that you will be able to keep it and not worry that somebody else could possibly register it in the meantime if, for instance, the site for it is not ready yet. You are able to create a temporary Under Construction website page for a parked domain while you are working on the website, or direct it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be used when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you obtain domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this case, the .net and .org domain addresses can be parked and forwarded to the .com as you don't need separate sites for them.