[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Mon Aug 13 18:38:28 UTC 2007

Chris L. Morrow wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, John C. A. Bambenek wrote:
>> That's exactly the problem.... "the goal of tasting is to collect pay
>> per click ad revenue"...
>> Ten years ago the internet was for porn, now it's for
>> MLM/Affiliate/PPC scams.  As long as we put up with companies abusing
>> the Internet as long as they are making a buck, they'll keep doing it.
> to be very clear, this 'domain tasting' (no matter if you like it or not)
> is just using a 'loophole' in the policy/purchase that's there for the
> safe guarding of normal folks. It just happens that you can decide within
> 5 days that you don't want a domain or 1 million domains...
> So, to be clear folks want to make it much more difficult for
> grandma-jones to return the typo'd: mygramdkids.com for mygrandkids.com
> right?

Not just that, they want registrars to take a revenue cut.

I am assuming that
A. a registrar would get less business being "less forgiving" than others.
B. a registrar gets revenue from tasted domains that taste good.

I see no finical incentive for a registrar to change their policy.

Carl K

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