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Domain Tasting Restriction

  • To: domain-tasting-motion@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Domain Tasting Restriction
  • From: DomainTasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 15:05:50 -0000

As someone who is not in the "Internet Business", this whole idea has 
rather puzzled me. I merely want to put up the occasional web site 
providing information that some may wish to access. Why should 
mechanised scams on the basis of "Domain Tasting even be permitted to 
take precedence over my needs. And they do take precedence because 
the domain tasters can do it without charge, whereas I must always 

This then leads on to a problem with what I will call "Self 
Registration". That is the practice of domain registrars who offer a 
"Check to see if your proposed domain is available" service. The snag 
is that if you use their portal to check, but don't immediately 
purchase, next time you look, perhaps now wishing to buy, you find 
that the registrar has purchased it for themselves, and will sell it 
on for a "small fee" that is vastly in excess of the regular domain 

My support is for:
*    withdrawing the subsidy on domain tasting, and making those operators 
     pay the full price up front just like the ordinary user.
*    forbidding registrars, or their staff in person, from registering any 
     domain name except that they use within one month solely for the 
     purposes of their own business.

Jeff Deacon

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