There are two separate services you'll need for a functioning website - a domain and a hosting plan for it. When you type the domain in your browser, you see the content that’s uploaded inside the website hosting account, but if that domain address isn't linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it is parked. In other words, the domain address 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” Internet page from the registrar company, or it may be forwarded to some other URL of your choice. The benefit of parking a domain address is that you can keep it and make sure that no one else is going to take it. At the same time, it will not occupy a slot for a hosted Internet domain within your account. You can also park domain names if you have a .com, for instance, and you register domain names with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main web site as a way to protect a brand name.