A parked Internet domain is one that's taken, but it's not associated with another service - web or e mail hosting. Basically, such a domain won't load any real content when you type it inside an Internet browser, but no one else can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The best thing about obtaining a domain and parking it afterwards is that you will be able to keep it and not worry that someone else could possibly register it meanwhile if, for example, the site for it is not ready yet. You can set a temporary Under Construction webpage for a parked domain name while you're working on the web site, or direct 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, in order to protect a brand name or a trademark. In this situation, the .net and .org domains can be parked and directed to the .com because you don't need separate sites for them.