If you want to register a domain name to make sure that nobody else is going to take it, however, you have not built the website for it yet, you could park it. This is a feature that registrar companies provide when a domain isn't connected to any web or email hosting service. That way, you can protect a brand name, for example, and you'll own the domain address in question even though it will not open any content. If you wish, you can pick some standard template that the registrar provides, like For Sale or Under Construction, alternatively you can direct the domain name to a different web address. The second option is very useful in case you own a number of domains, but you want all of them to open the same site. As an example, you can register domain.net and domain.org, then park them and direct them to domain.com. In this example, you're going to need hosting for the third domain address only and the traffic to the other ones will be redirected to it.
Parked Domains in Shared Hosting
If you have a Linux shared packages from us, you'll be able to park all of your domain names easily. The feature is offered for the domain addresses registered with us, and not for the ones which are only hosted here and pointed from some other company, as a domain name can be parked only through its registrar. Our Domain Manager instrument will allow you to select from a variety of templates and you are going to be able to include custom text to any of them. Redirecting a domain to an alternative URL is as easy as only typing the web address and saving it. If you would like to host any of your parked domain addresses, it takes only 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 much easier control, you'll be able to filter the domain names registered within the account by their status - parked or hosted.