If you'd like to register a domain name to make sure that nobody else will take it, but you haven't developed the site for it yet, you may park it. This is a feature that registrar companies provide when a domain name is not linked to any web or e mail hosting service. In this way, you'll be able to protect a brand name, for example, and you'll own the domain address in question although it won't open any content. If you wish, you can choose some default template that the registrar offers, such as For Sale or Under Construction, or you can direct the domain name to a new web address. The second option is extremely helpful in case you own a few domains, but you want each and every one of them to open the same website. As an example, you can register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and direct them to domain.com. In this example, you'll need hosting for the third domain only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.