There are two services that you need for a working site - a domain plus a website hosting plan for it. Whenever you type the domain address in your Internet browser, you see the content that is uploaded within the web hosting account, but if that domain name isn't linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it is parked. In other words, the Internet domain is registered and you are its owner, but it does not have any content of its own. As a substitute, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” webpage from the registrar company, or it may be forwarded to any other URL of your choice. The main benefit of parking a domain name is that you can keep it and make certain that nobody else is going to take it. At the same time, it won't block a slot for a hosted Internet domain within your account. In addition, you can park domain names if you have a .com, for example, and you register domains with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main web site in order to protect a brand name.