New ICANN policy

From The Washington Post:

Consumers and businesses may soon find it easier to register an attractive Web site name, now that the nonprofit organization that oversees the global domain name system has agreed to a policy change.

In a meeting last week, board members of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers voted unanimously to make the Web site name registration process more expensive for “domain tasters,” who take advantage of loopholes in the process to register — and profit from — millions of domain names without paying for them.

The new policy will not refund the 20-cent per domain surcharge which goes to ICANN when domains are canceled within 5 days of registration.

This is a good step forward to minimize the domain churn that can make make it so difficult to register a new domain.


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