If you'd like to register a domain to ensure that no one else will take it, however, you haven't built the website for it yet, you can park it. That is a feature that registrar companies provide if a domain name isn't connected to any web or e mail hosting service. This way, you are able to protect a brand name, for example, and you'll own the domain address in question even though it won't load any content. If you would like, you can pick some standard template that the registrar offers, like For Sale or Under Construction, you can also direct the domain name to an alternative web address. The second option is very useful if you own a few domains, but you want each and every one of them to open the same website. As an example, you may register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and forward them to domain.com. In this example, you're going to need hosting for the third domain name only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.