Domain Tasting

Domain tasting is a practice that uses a contractual 5-day grace period to register and delete names to test the market value of a domain name with no upfront cost.

A proposal to eliminate tasting by charging the ICANN registration fee for names deleted within the grace period was introduced as part of the draft ICANN budget. The budget will be finalized in June 2008. The .BIZ and .INFO registries have separately proposed changes to their contracts (following the existing practice of .ORG) that would eliminate domain tasting.

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