There are two separate services that you’ll need for a working site - a domain and a website hosting plan for it. Any time you type the domain in your web browser, you see the content that is uploaded in the website hosting account, but if that domain name isn't linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it is parked. In other words, the domain is registered and you're its owner, but it doesn't have any content of its own. Rather, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” page from the registrar company, or it could be forwarded to any 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 will take it. At the same time, it won't block a slot for a hosted Internet domain within your account. You can also park domain names if you have a .com, for example, and you register domain names with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main website so as to protect a brand name.