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During a special meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors a resolution was passed which will end domain tasting as we know it. The discussion was sparked in response to the scandalous practice of Network Solutions hijacking domain searches in recent weeks. Oddly enough, the industry can be thankful to Net Sol for getting the snowball rolling on the end of domain tasting.
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from g1smd 2460 Days ago #
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About time too. As AGP was "an idea initially created to reimburse domain registrants for names they accidentally registered or mis-typed" it would be nice that a genuine typo was allowed to make one amendement to correct it; but I guess that would be too hard to administrate and police.

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from charlieanzman 2460 Days ago #
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ICANN had their hands full last year. This is long overdue. Nice find Maki

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from johnandrews 2460 Days ago #
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The Sphinn links to DotSauce but the absolute best real coverage of this whole issue is from Adam Strong at Domain Name News who acts like a journalist and does real research. It’s worth reading not just because Adam shows how what whas been stopped is domain name kiting and not domain name tasting, but also because he adds insider advice on what this really means for the domain tasting industry (which is likely to continue and stay healthy):  Domain kiting is now dead (as is NSI Front Running operation). There is no longer any way to register and drop a domain without incurring a fee. Tasting operations now have a higher cost to operate, but they have not been stopped. The ability to still make a buck off of domains seems to be alive and well.... the ICANN fee and Google’s efforts will not prevent tasting of expiring domains. At roughly 20,000 expiring domains coming through daily, the total ICANN fees if someone picked them all up would be small in comparison to the amounts that are being spent currently to acquire these premium generic domains. A registrar who wanted to grab them all up and run them through a tasting operation would not feel a significant pinch in their pocketbook by this fee. Registrars with multiple connections are in a great position to do this and outfits like Enom/NameJet and SnapNames are in an even better position as they can offset the tasting by auctioning off some of the domains." Nothing against DotSauce, but its coverage of this topic is very casual and doesn’t add much value to the news, especially for a "web magazine for domainers".  

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from AliciaHarper 2460 Days ago #
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It is about time. And glad something has been done. Guess squeaky wheel does get the grease.

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from wheel 2460 Days ago #
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>>>Guess squeaky wheel does get the grease.I get less grease than you might expect.

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