There are two services that you’ll need for a working web site - a domain name and a web hosting plan for it. If you type the domain in your Internet browser, you see the content that is uploaded inside the website hosting account, but if that domain name isn't linked to such an account or to an email service, it's parked. In other words, the domain name is registered and you are its owner, but it lacks content of its own. Instead, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” webpage from the registrar company, or it may be directed to some other URL of your choice. The advantage of parking a domain address is that you can keep it and make certain that nobody else is going to take it. Meanwhile, it will not block a slot for a hosted Internet domain in your account. You could also park domain names if you have a .com, for instance, and you register domain addresses with other extensions like .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main website in order to protect a brand name.