There are two services that you’ll need for a working web site - a domain plus a hosting plan for it. When you type the domain name in your web browser, you see the content that is uploaded within the web hosting account, but if that Internet domain isn't linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it's parked. To put it differently, the domain name is registered and you're its owner, but it lacks 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 can be forwarded to any other URL of your choice. The advantage of parking a domain is that you can keep it and make certain that nobody else will take it. At the same time, it will not block a slot for a hosted Internet domain inside your account. You could also park domains if you have a .com, for example, and you register domain addresses with other extensions like .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main site so as to protect a brand name.