If you want to register a domain name to make sure that nobody else is going to take it, however, you haven't created the site for it yet, you can park it. It's a feature that registrar companies provide if a domain address isn't linked to any web or e mail hosting service. By doing this, you are able to protect a brand name, for example, and you'll own the domain name in question even though it won't open any content. If you would like, you can choose some standard template that the registrar provides, like For Sale or Under Construction, you can also forward the domain name to a new web address. The second option is very useful in case you own a number of domains, but you want each and every one of them to open the same website. As an illustration, you can register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and direct them to domain.com. In this example, you are going to need hosting for the third domain only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.