A parked domain address is one that's taken, but it's not associated with any other service - web or e mail hosting. Basically, such a domain will not load any real content in case you type it in a web browser, but no one else can take it as you have 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’re able to keep it and not worry that somebody else could possibly register it meanwhile if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You could set a temporary Under Construction page for a parked Internet domain while you are working on your web site, or direct it to some other web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you get domain.net and domain.org, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this case, the .net and .org domain names can be parked and forwarded to the .com since you do not need different websites for them.