[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at verizonbusiness.com
Mon Aug 13 18:44:14 UTC 2007

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Douglas Otis wrote:

> On Aug 13, 2007, at 11:03 AM, Chris L. Morrow wrote:
> > 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?
> Grandma will still need to make a payment for the domain.  Grandma is
> also unlikely to find a clause in her contract which removes a
> payment obligation after a few days.  Provisions that enable domain
> tasting are unlikely to benefit individuals.

but today that provision is: If you buy a domain you have 5 days to
'return' it. The reason behind the return could be: "oops, I typo'd" or
"hurray, please refund me for the 1M domains I bought 4.99 days ago!". The
'protect the consumer' problem is what's enabling tasting.

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