There are 2 services that you’ll need for a working website - a domain name and a web hosting plan for it. Any time you type the Internet domain in your web browser, you see the content that is uploaded in the website hosting account, but if that domain is not linked to such an account or to an email service, it's parked. In other words, the domain is registered and you're its owner, but it does not have any content of its own. Instead, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” Internet page from the registrar company, or it may be directed to some other URL of your choice. The benefit of parking a domain name is that you can keep it and make certain that no one else will take it. Meanwhile, it will not block a slot for a hosted Internet domain within your account. In addition, you can park domains if you have a .com, for example, and you register domain names with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to direct them to the main web site in order to protect a brand name.