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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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Many domainers use a concept called domain tasting to analyse the income potential of a domain name through advertisements.
ICANN Solution to Domain Tasting is a Half Measure that Will do Little To Eliminate Tasting or Offer Protections to Internet Users
Unfortunately, it is therefore unlikely that ICANN's new registration fee policy will completely eliminate the problem of domain tasting.
Also known as domain kiting, domain tasting is a process by which individuals or businesses register a domain, determine its value based on traffic, and within the ICANN five-day-add grace period, choose to keep the domain or return it for a full refund.
Ward said the frequency of domain tasting has exploded.
The occurrence of domain tasting, or snatching up expired domain names and testing them for profitability, has exploded in the .
Domain tasting, which involves the registering of domain names followed by assessment of revenue generation potential, has been an increasing concern for more than a year for .
The registry will put the limit in place from 8 August 2006, in order to prevent potential abuse of the automated registration service through domain tasting.
com dashboard widget version of the free software to allow safe WHOIS searches for international, top-level domain names with the goal of decreasing domain tasting, front running and cybersquatting.
The initial registration of all deleting domains and the subsequent domain tasting and kiting that occurred points to a willingness on the part of drop-catchers to continuously register domain names since they can be tested and easily returned with no monetary penalty.
Mather will moderate a panel titled, "Domain Name System Policy Working Group (DNSPWG)," a discussion that will include the status of the proposed changes to WHOIS by ICANN, domain tasting in regards to phishing, and general updates about the DNSPWG.

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