If you wish to register a domain name to make certain that no one else is going to take it, however, you haven't created the website for it yet, you may park it. It's a feature that registrar companies offer if a domain name is not connected to any web or email hosting service. This way, you'll be able to protect a brand name, for instance, and you will own the domain name in question although it won't open any content. If you'd like, you can choose some standard template that the registrar provides, like For Sale or Under Construction, you can also direct the domain name to a different web address. Your second option is very useful if you own a number of domains, but you want all of them to open the same website. For example, you may register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and forward them to domain.com. In this example, you'll need hosting for the third domain address only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.
Parked Domains in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting plans from us, you will be able to park any of your domain names easily. The feature is offered for the domains registered with our company, but not for the ones which are only hosted here and directed from another company, since a domain can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager tool will permit you to select from a number of templates and you're going to be able to include your own text to any of them. Forwarding a domain to an alternative URL is as easy as just typing the web address and saving it. If you want to host any of your parked domain addresses, it takes just a mouse click to do it and our system will do the rest - changing the name servers, creating a domain folder in your account, creating the necessary DNS records, etc. For simpler control, you will be able to filter the domain addresses registered inside the account by their status - parked or hosted.