If you wish to register a domain to ensure that no one else will take it, but you haven't created the website for it yet, you could park it. This is a service that registrar companies provide when a domain is not connected to any web or e-mail hosting service. By doing this, you are able to protect a brand name, for instance, and you will own the domain address in question although it won't load any content. If you would like, you can select some standard template that the registrar provides, such as For Sale or Under Construction, alternatively you can forward the domain to a different web address. The second option is very helpful if you own a few domains, but you want every one of them to open the same website. For example, you may 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 address only and the traffic to the other ones is going to be redirected to it.