If you'd like to register a domain name to ensure that nobody else is going to take it, but you have not created the website for it yet, you can park it. That is a service that registrar companies offer when a domain is not 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 address in question although it will not load any content. If you'd like, you may choose some standard template that the registrar provides, such as For Sale or Under Construction, you can also forward the domain name to another web address. Your second option is very helpful if you own a few domain names, but you want every one of them to open the same website. As an illustration, you could register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and forward them to domain.com. In this example, you will need hosting for the third domain name only and the traffic to the other ones is going to be redirected to it.