A parked Internet domain is one that's taken, but it is not linked to some other service - web or e mail hosting. In other words, such a domain name will not load any actual content if you type it in an Internet browser, but nobody else can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The main advantage of obtaining a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’ll be able to keep it and not stress that somebody else could possibly register it meanwhile if, for instance, the website for it is not ready yet. You could set a temporary Under Construction website page for a parked domain while you are working on your website, or forward it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed if you have already registered domain.com, for instance, and you acquire domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this situation, the .net and .org domain addresses can be parked and forwarded to the .com because you do not need separate websites for them.