Re: [ga] Current Drafted Motion - Another Sort of Speculation?
There seems to be confusion here between domain tasting and domain kiting. They are not synonymous. As Chris McElroy says in his post, tasting is not bad, kiting is. Perhaps it makes more sense to prohibit the re-registration of a domain name by the same registrar when it is dropped for say 30 days? Here is the excerpt from the ICANN Issues Report on Domain Tasting dated 14 June 2007: 3.6 Domain Kiting Issues Report on Domain Tasting Doc. No.: 2007/01/01 Date: 14 June, 2007 Issues Report on Domain Tasting Authors: Maria Farrell, maria.farrell@xxxxxxxxx, Karen Lentz, Karen.lentz@xxxxxxxxx, Patrick Jones, Patrick.jones@xxxxxxxxx Page 23 of 39 Registrants may also use the AGP for continual registration, deletion, and reregistration of the same names in order to avoid paying the registration fees. This practice is sometimes referred to as "domain kiting." This term has been mistakenly used as being synonymous with domain tasting, but it refers to multiple and often consecutive tasting of the same domain name. ICANN staff has received anecdotal reports that this type of activity is occurring, but does not currently have data to demonstrate definitively that domain kiting occurs or to what extent. The anecdotal reports received by the ICANN staff would indicate that: 1. Very few registrants engage in kiting; 2. Those registrars who facilitate kiting are discovered and warned by the registry to cease the behaviour; 3. Kiting practices cannot enable a registrant to "keep" a single domain name. Any name is available to be taken in the drop pool by another registrant. The activity is only practicable if attempting to maintain a number of names – some would be lost at each drop. Karen Thompson