Monday, January 24, 2011

Domain tasting is Dead. Not sure why I'm just learning this fact....

Not sure why it took me so long to realize that Domain Tasting was killed off... two recent regulatory changes by ICANN, domain tasting was effectively killed off by mid 2009. I guess I never took advantage of the tasting.

Domain Tasting was a practice that abused a loophole in domain name registration rules that made it possible for registrants to get a full refund if a domain name was deleted within five days of its creation, so-called the Add Grace Period. This allowed domain names to be “tasted” for free for five days, directing them to pages serving ads. And this was huge business....

At its worst, more than 15 million domain names were “tasted” in just one month on just the .com domain. Close to 18 million if you count all top domains.

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