ICANN proposed a change in their policies that could make domain tasting very uneconomical. Their proposal involves simply charging a small, non-refundable, fee as soon as a domain is registered. With this small fee, ICANN hopes to discourage domain tasters who register millions of domains and then cancel and request refunds for the low money makers. ICANN’s numbers for January 2007 show that the top 10 domain tasters requested refunds for 45,450,897 domains. At that rate, a $1 or $0.50 fee should make this practice very unattractive. The proposed plan still needs to be approved as part of ICANN’s annual budget.
[tags]icann, domain tasting[/tags]