If you wish to register a domain name to ensure that no one else is going to take it, however, you have not developed the website for it yet, you can park it. This is a service that registrar companies provide when 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 in question even though it won't open any content. If you wish, you can pick some default template that the registrar provides, like For Sale or Under Construction, alternatively you can direct the domain to another web address. The second option is extremely helpful if you own a number of domain names, but you want each and every one of them to open the same site. As an example, you could 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 is going to be redirected to it.