"this page parked courtesy of..."?

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I saw a domain name I was interested in.

It was "parked courtesy of..."  a major domain name registrar.

What does "parked" mean,

and what does "courtesy of" mean?

I'm trying to figure out if they will simply charge you the $10 or 20
to assign the domain name to you, or if this is their way of holding
on until someone expresses interest in it, and then trying to get a
lot of money for it.

It's the word "courtesy" that confuses me.  If they are trying to
broker this name for a lot of money, than that's not really a
"courtesy", but a strong for-profit business intention.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Re: "this page parked courtesy of..."?

genericaudioperson@hotmail.com wrote:

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Parking a domain is simply a means of pointing it to a park page while
you either get a hosting provider or negotiate sell the domain. Most
often, the former. When you register a domain name, you're required to
point it to a set of nameservers (a minimum of two). If you don't have
a hosting provider yet, that means you don't have anywhere to point it
to, which is why you let the domain registrar do that for you. Consider
it a type of complimentary valet parking for your domain name, where
they put a big cardboard sign in your car window that says "valet
parking provided by [name]". And that sign in your window is the
"courtesy of" part of the park page.

Kim André Akerĝ
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