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  • To: domain-tasting-motion@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Comments
  • From: Freddy VanSant <vansantfreddy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:41:22 -0700 (PDT)

The hard part for me to understand is why this is all such a big deal. The 
people who are participating in Domain Tasting eventually pay for the domain. 
There is nothing illegal or immoral about domain tasting. There are those, it 
would seem, that are practicing this in a less than scrupulous manner by 
registering Trademarks. These people should be dealt with on an individual 
basis, by those affected. Curbing tasting in an effort to reduce Trademark 
infringement is quite akin to stopping the sales of prescribed pharmaceuticals 
in an effort to eliminate prescription drug dependency. There are a few addicts 
that would be saved while the vast majority that would be affected by this are 
those that have done nothing wrong.
There is no difference in using a domain name for one kind of business versus 
another, and tasting is a business. Many times names are not available because 
they simply have been taken first, not because they are being tasted. You are 
only about 15 years too late to own shoes.com. Should we reduce the amount of 
time for registrations, or control who can renew the domains, and make it not 
the same person for consecutive periods? That would certainly free up domains. 
Of course that makes no sense, and neither does eliminating the 5 day grace 
Freddy VanSant
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