There are 2 services that you’ll need for a working site - a domain plus a website hosting plan for it. Each time you type the Internet domain in your web browser, you see the content that’s uploaded within the website hosting account, but if that domain address is not linked to such an account or to an e-mail service, it's parked. To put it differently, the Internet domain is registered and you are its owner, but it does not have any content of its own. Instead, it can open either a pre-made “Under Construction / For Sale” Internet page from the registrar company, or it can be directed to some other URL of your choice. The benefit of parking a domain is that you can keep it and be sure that no one else is going to take it. In the meantime, it's not going to occupy a slot for a hosted domain name in your account. You may also park domain names if you have a .com, for instance, and you register domain addresses with other extensions such as .net, .org or country-code ones to forward them to the main website in order to protect a brand name.
Parked Domains in Cloud Hosting
When you have a cloud hosting service through our company, you'll 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 pointed from some other company, since a domain can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager tool will enable you to choose from a number of templates and you're going to be able to add custom text to any of them. Redirecting a domain to a new URL is as easy as just typing the web address and saving it. If you would like to host any of your parked domain names, it takes only a click to do it and our system is going to do the rest - changing the name servers, creating a domain folder in your account, setting up the needed DNS records, etc. For simpler administration, you will be able to filter the domain addresses registered inside the account by their status - parked or hosted.