Domain parking refers to the registration of an internet domain name without that domain being associated with any services such as e-mail or a website. This may have been done with a view to reserving the domain name for future business development, and to protect against the possibility of cybersquatting. Since the domain name registrar will have set name servers for the domain, the registrar potentially has use of the domain rather than the final registrant.
Domain parking can be classified as monetized and non-monetized. Previously, advertisements are shown to visitors and the domain is 'monetized'. In the latter, an "Under Construction" or a "Coming Soon" message may or may not be put up on the domain by the registrar or a reseller. This is usually a single-page website that people see when they type the domain name or follow a link in a web browser. These domain names can be parked before a web site is ready for launching.