A parked domain address is one that is taken, however it's not connected to any other service - web or e mail hosting. Essentially, this type of domain won't load any actual content when you type it inside a web browser, but nobody can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The best thing about acquiring a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’ll be able to keep it and not worry that someone else might register it meanwhile if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You can create a short-term Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you're working on your site, or direct it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The second 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 names can be parked and directed to the .com as you do not need different websites for them.