A parked domain name is one that is taken, but it's not connected to another service - web or e-mail hosting. To put it differently, this type of domain won't open any actual content in case you type it inside a browser, but nobody can take it as you've already registered it and you are its owner. The advantage of getting a domain name and parking it afterwards is the fact that you will be able to keep it and not stress that someone else might register it in the meantime if, for instance, the site for it is not ready yet. You are able to set a short-term Under Construction webpage for a parked domain while you are working on the website, or direct it to another web address - temporarily or permanently. The latter option can be used when you have already registered domain.com, for example, and you obtain domain.net and domain.org, so that you can protect a brand name or a trademark. In this case, the .net and .org domains can be parked and forwarded to the .com as you don't need different websites for them.
Parked Domains in Cloud Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud hosting packages with our company, you're going to be able to park each of your domain names effortlessly. The function is available for the domain addresses registered with our company, and not for the ones which are only hosted here and pointed from another company, since a domain name can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager tool will allow you to select from a number of templates and you are going to be able to add custom text to any of them. Redirecting a domain name to another URL is as easy as just typing the Internet address and saving it. If you decide to host any of your parked domain addresses, it takes just a mouse click to do it and our system is going to do the rest - changing the name servers, creating a domain folder in your account, setting up the required DNS records, etc. For easier management, you will be able to filter the domain names registered inside the account by their status - parked or hosted.