If you want to register a domain name to ensure that no one else will take it, but you have not developed the web site for it yet, you may park it. That is a feature that registrar companies offer whenever 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 will own the domain name in question even though it will not open any content. If you'd like, you can select some standard template that the registrar offers, such as For Sale or Under Construction, alternatively you can direct the domain name to a new web address. The second option is very helpful in case you own a few domain names, but you want all of them to open the same site. As an illustration, you may 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 name only and the traffic to the other ones is going to be redirected to it.