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domain tasting

Trying out a new Internet domain name for five days, which is the grace period in which a registrant can choose to cancel the name and get a full refund of the registration fee. Domain tasting involves setting up home pages with ads and registering many domain names that are typically misspellings of a popular site or expired URLs. The home pages are tracked, and the ones that draw sufficient traffic and click-throughs within the first couple of days are kept, while the rest are cancelled. See URL hijacking, domain warehousing and domain kiting.
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Domain tasters target generic names, trend topics and events that can get type-in traffic (where an online visitor types the domain name to access a website) or ranking from search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
com - is an open-source, verifiable tool where people can go to safely research domain names without the fear of unscrupulous domain registrars, domain tasters and cybersquatters snatching them up and holding them hostage for a ransom or unreasonable fee.

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