If you'd like to register a domain
to ensure that no one else is going to take it, however, you have not created the website for it yet, you could park it. This is a service that registrar companies offer if a domain isn't connected to any web or email hosting service. This way, you are able to protect a brand name, for example, and you will own the domain name in question even though it won't load any content. If you'd like, you can choose some default template that the registrar offers, like For Sale or Under Construction, or you can forward the domain to an alternative web address. The second option is very useful if you own a few domain names, but you want each and every one of them to open the same site. For example, you could register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and direct them to domain.com. In this example, you are going to need hosting for the third domain address only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.