There are two separate services you'll need for a functioning website - a domain name plus a web hosting plan for it. If you type the Internet domain in your web browser, you see the content that is uploaded within the web hosting account, but if that domain name isn't linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it's parked. Put simply, the Internet domain is registered and you're its owner, but it doesn't 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 any other URL of your choice. The benefit of parking a domain address is that you can keep it and make certain that no one else is going to take it. At the same time, it won't block a slot for a hosted domain address in your account. You can also park domains if you have a .com, for example, and you register domains with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main web site so as to protect a brand name.