If you wish to register a domain name to ensure that nobody else will take it, however, you haven't developed the web site for it yet, you could park it. This is a feature that registrar companies offer when a domain address is not connected to any web or e-mail hosting service. By doing this, you are able to protect a brand name, for instance, and you will own the domain in question even though it won't open any content. If you'd like, 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 another web address. The second option is very helpful if you own a few domains, but you want each and every one of them to open the same site. As an illustration, you can 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 is going to be redirected to it.