A parked Internet domain is one which is taken, but it is not linked to another service - web or e-mail hosting. Essentially, this type of domain address will not open any real content if you type it inside a web browser, but nobody can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The main advantage of acquiring a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you’ll be able to keep it and not stress that someone else could possibly register it in the meantime if, for example, the site for it is not ready yet. You could set a temporary Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you're working on your website, or forward it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be used when you have already registered domain.com, for instance, and you obtain domain.net and domain.org, so that you can protect a brand name or a trademark. In this case, the .net and .org domains can be parked and directed to the .com as you don't need different websites for them.