A parked domain is one that's taken, but it is not associated with some other service - web or e-mail hosting. Put simply, such a domain address won't open any real content when you type it within a web browser, but no one else can take it as you have already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of acquiring a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you are able to keep it and not stress that someone else could possibly register it in the meantime if, for example, the website for it is not ready yet. You can create a short-term Under Construction page for a parked domain address while you are working on your site, or forward it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be employed if you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you acquire domain.net and domain.org, so that you can protect a brand name or a trademark. In this situation, the .net and .org domains can be parked and directed to the .com as you do not need different websites for them.
Parked Domains in Shared Web Hosting
When you have a Linux shared web hosting packages from our company, you'll be able to park each of your domains effortlessly. The function is offered for the domains registered through our company, and not for the ones which are only hosted here and directed from some other company, because a domain address can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager tool will permit you to pick from a number of different templates and you are going to be able to add your own text to any one of them. Forwarding a domain name to an alternative URL is as easy as just typing the Internet address and saving it. If you want to host any of your parked domain addresses, it takes just a click to do it and our system is going to do the rest - changing the name servers, setting up a domain folder in your account, setting up the necessary DNS records, etc. For easier management, you are going to be able to filter the domain names registered inside the account by their status - parked or hosted.