If you want to register a domain name to make certain that no one else is going to take it, however, you haven't developed the site for it yet, you may park it. That is a feature that registrar companies offer if a domain address isn't connected to any web or e-mail hosting service. That way, you are able to protect a brand name, for example, and you'll own the domain name in question although it will not open any content. If you would like, you may choose some default template that the registrar provides, such as For Sale or Under Construction, or you can direct the domain to an alternative web address. The second option is extremely helpful if you own a number of domain names, but you want every one of them to open the same site. As an illustration, you may register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and forward them to domain.com. In this example, you'll need hosting for the third domain name only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.